Immunizations

IMPORTANT: There have been some recent changes to the immunization requirements at RRC so please read the following carefully.

Veterinary Technology Immunizations

Rabies and tetanus immunizations are administered free of charge by Health Services for pre-exposure protection for students admitted to the Veterinary Technology program. Once offered admission, students are required to read, complete, and return to Health Services the RRC Veterinary Technology Program Questionnaire. The completed document can be mailed, dropped off, faxed, or scanned and emailed to the Health Services office (see contact information below).

Healthcare Programs Immunizations

Students offered admission to healthcare programs at RRC will need to maintain an up-to-date record of immunizations and tests as a condition of enrollment. This process no longer needs to be started prior to admission. Students do not need to see their own healthcare provider first.

Once an offer of admission is accepted by the student, the student will need to complete and submit the RRC Healthcare Program Questionnaire. The completed questionnaire can be mailed, dropped off, faxed, or scanned and emailed to:

Health Services, Notre Dame Campus
HM08 – 2055 Notre Dame Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3H 0J9

Phone: 204-632-2238
Fax: 204-694-4173
Email: HealthServices@rrc.ca

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm

NOTE: All students accepting admission must also read the RRC Immunizations for Healthcare Programs document. In addition, please review the frequently asked questions below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will happen after I submit the RRC Healthcare Program Questionnaire?

Your forms will be reviewed by Health Services clinicians. Depending on your responses, you may be invited to Health Services for additional immunizations and tests, or you may be provided a list of missing items that can be addressed through the clinician of your choosing.

Should I take the old RRC Immunization Form to my provider now?

No, the process has changed. Students do not need to complete the RRC immunization Form. If you have not yet been offered admission, you do not need to submit any immunization documents. Once you accept an offer of admission to a healthcare program, if you already have a partially or fully completed RRC Immunization Form please return it to Health Services.

Will there be a fee for any of the immunizations or tests?

Any required immunizations and services will be provided at no charge to students admitted to healthcare and Veterinary Technology programs. There may be a charge for tuberculin skin tests and blood tests in some situations, which will be less than the cost of obtaining these items through your own clinician.

Should I have blood tests completed now?

No. The need for any blood tests required for your program will be communicated to you after your documents are reviewed by Health Services. If you obtain any tests now for your program you may be obtaining unnecessary tests.

What are the programs that will require me to maintain an up-to-date immunization and testing record?

These healthcare programs include:

  • Dental Assisting
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography – Echocardiography
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Ultrasound
  • Health Care Aide
  • Health Unit Clerk
  • Medical Device Reprocessing Technician
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Medical Radiologic Technology
  • MRI and Spectroscopy
  • Nurse Prescriber
  • Nursing
  • Nursing – Licensed Practical Nurse to BN Pathway
  • Paramedicine – Advanced Care Paramedicine
  • Paramedicine – Primary Care Paramedicine
  • Registered Nurse Refresher

The Veterinary Technology program requires rabies immunizations. No other program at RRC requires students to maintain an up-to-date immunization record, however students in other programs are encouraged to obtain immunizations at the Health Centre.

I have already paid for some immunizations or services to meet RRC immunization requirements. Will I be compensated for this?

No, RRC does not offer compensation to students for services obtained elsewhere.