All individuals admitted to the CPE Programs at Deaconess Hospital are required to meet immunization requirements of the Indiana State Board of Health before making pastoral visits to patients and families. All CPE students will be informed of the specific requirements upon acceptance into a CPE program at Deaconess.
In order to minimize costs and avoid unnecessary additional immunizations or titers, students are to provide valid written documentation of immunizations received previously. Additionally, all students are required to have a blood test to detect TB infection, and an influenza immunization. which are provided at the Deaconess Hospital COMP Center at no charge.
STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAVE DIRECT PATIENT CONTACT UNTIL IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS ARE MET.