Professional Experience Placement Vaccine Requirements Schedule

Vaccine Requirements Schedule

You are responsible for all costs associated with meeting the immunisation and health requirements for Professional Experience Placement.

Please visit your own General Practitioner or the JCU Health General Practice to obtain your vaccines and serology.  

JCU Health recommended vaccination schedule

Visit 1 Visit 2
(1 week)
Visit 3
(1 month)
Visit 4
(5 months)
Visit 5
(4-6 months)

Review of Immunisation History

1st Hep B or Booster

2nd Hep B

3rd Hep B

Hep B serology, if required

If required Varicella, Measles, Mumps
and Rubella and Hep B serology

1st Varicella injection

2nd Varicella injection


Varicella serology, if required


1st MMR injection or Booster

2nd MMR injection, if required


MMR serology, If required

HIV / Hep C serology (Dental students only)

dTpA Injection 
(Whooping cough / ADT)


Veterinary Science placements

First visit – Skin test ($50) / Blood test (TTH Pathology)

Second visit – Vaccine if required ($130)

If required.

Three (3) injections given across 28 days (day 1, day 7 and day 28) at $135 per vaccine.

Whooping cough / ADT $55


ADT $35

Vaccination costs

Please be advised prices of vaccines may change.

Pathology tests are bulk-billed through Sullivan Nicoladies, and for international students through TTH Pathology

Consults are bulk-billed at JCU Health for all JCU students with a Medicare card. International students are rebate fee only.

Please inform Reception that your immunisations are for your Professional Experience Placements so the necessary paperwork is ready for your first appointment. 

Overseas placements

Vaccine requirements for overseas placements will depend on the country and your other travel requirements.

You will require a TRAVEL CONSULT with a GP as there may be additional vaccines required. We recommend you make the appointment at least three (3) months prior to departure to ensure you will be fully vaccinated.

Travel consults at JCU Health are NOT bulk-billed ($130 with $71.70 Medicare Rebate). Additional appointments for further vaccines will be bulk-billed for JCU students.