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Immunizations Required

  • Covid-19 vaccine and booster required. No medical or religious exemptions will be accepted for the safety of our patients and to minimize the potential risk of spreading covid.
  • Mumps, Rubella and Rubeola: A positive titer or proof of two immunizations is required. Students without documentation of two shots need to have titers drawn. If the titer results are negative, immunizations are required.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox): A positive titer or proof of 2 immunizations.
  • Hepatitis A: Required (please note that this is a two-shot series administered six months apart. Please allow adequate time to start the first dose at least a few months prior to the start of the rotation.
  • Hepatitis B: Required
  • Tuberculosis (TST) Screening: Students can do a blood test (such as Quantiferon) or have a current 2-Step PPD: The two-step test is NOT the usual PPD skin test in which you receive an injection of PPD and the test area is observed one time at specific time frame. The two-step PPD test is used to detect individuals with past TB infection who now have diminished skin test reactivity or to offset potential false negative testing results. This procedure reduces the likelihood that a boosted reaction is later interpreted as a new infection. In this procedure a person is given a baseline PPD test. If the test is negative, a second test is administered one to three weeks later. If the second test is negative, the person is considered uninfected. If the second test is positive, then the person is considered to have a “boosted” reaction to an infection that occurred a long time ago. The two-step PPD will require four visits..
  • Tdap: All students require a Tdap immunization. A tetanus shot received within the past 12 months also meets this requirement.
  • Influenza: Required
  • CPR/BLS Certificate (online is acceptable)
  • If you have any questions, please contact Public Health Occupational Health Element at 707-423-5464.

Immunizations Records Submit to and Date:

  • Due at least one month prior to start date and bring hard copies on first day of clinic. Scan documents and email to MSgt Carmen Stafford at carmen.l.stafford.mil@health.mil.

Documentation Required

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Drivers License, Vehicle Registration, and Proof of Insurance.
  • School verification letter stating HIPAA Training within the last 12 months.
  • The Civilian Rotations Request Form will need signatures from both yourself and from Dr. Yu in Clinic Administration.
  • FBI and US Department of Justice background check. If you are going to Travis AFB only AND NOT AHS, the background check can be done on mybackgroundcheck.com or peoplefind.com. Travis does not have access to the background database, please print the report and email or fax with your information.
  • If you are attending Travis AFB and BOPC in your 4th year (and both rotations are within six months of each other), you may obtain your FBI and US Department of Justice background check mybackgroundcheck.com. You will select the Health Professional Background Check. Please list all counties that you have lived and worked in in the last seven years so that they can check all those counties. Please keep retain a copy of your results and also send a copy to Dr. Vikki Yu in Clinic Admin so that we can keep it on file for you. Please note that you cannot use a background check from mybackgroundcheck.com for Alameda Health Systems. See bullet point below.
  • If you are attending Travis AFB and Over 60s in your 4th year, you may obtain your FBI and US Department of Justice background check mybackgroundcheck.com. Please be sure to obtain and keep a copy of the results. Over 60s will accept background checks done within one year.
  • If you are attending Travis AFB AND Alameda Health Systems (and both rotations are within six months of each other), please follow the instructions under Alameda Health Systems requirements. Background check results will be kept on file in Clinic Admin, but must be completed and on file SIX to EIGHT weeks before the start of either your Travis AFB or AHS rotation.  (It is okay to use the background check if done for Alameda Health Systems, but the background check must be completed by the earlier of the two deadlines for AHS or BOPC.) Please note that a background check done on mybackgroundcheck.com will not be acceptable for Alameda Health Systems (must be done via Livescan per AHS requirements).

Documentation Submit to and Date

  • Due at least one month prior to start date and bring hard copies on first day of clinic.

Absence Policy

  • Students are subject to the Berkeley Optometry Absence policy.