During practicals, internships and clinicals you can get in contact with the blood of fellow students and patients. This gives you the risk of contracting hepatitis B. It is therefore important to get an immunisation immediately at the start of your study. Do you want to know where and when you can get an immunisation?
For your own safety and the safety of others (such as patients and fellow students) you are expected to receive an immunisation against hepatitis B at the start of the study. The hepatitis B immunisation policy of Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc is in accordance with national guidelines, of the Health Care Inspectorate.
Dutch health and safety legislation requires hospitals and other institutions to provide responsible care to their patients. Patients must not be exposed to the risk of infection with hepatitis B, for example by healthcare workers. Employees in positions at risk of infection, such as doctors, nurses and interns, must therefore also be immune for their own safety.
The screening, immunisation and control of the antibody titer are offered free of charge by Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc. The responsibility for the immunisation is in your hands. If your immunisation and / or checks are not completed correctly at the end of the first year, you will not be able to access internships and certain practicals. Detailed information can be found in the document:
Please note: Have you previously gotten an immunisation against Hepatitis B? You are also obliged to report to Team Healthy Working Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc. See "What do you have to do yourself?".