Associate vice president shares college immunization policy

DATE:            May 9, 2019
TO:               All Employees
FROM:           Rosemary Buschhaus, Associate Vice President, Human Resources Department
SUBJECT:       Immunizations/Vaccinations


As you may be aware from recent news reports, there are a number of confirmed measles cases in the first three months of 2019. In 2000, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared that measles was eliminated in the U.S., although it is now re-appearing in different parts of the country.

Madison College does not require students or employees to be immunized (vaccinated) against measles in order to study or work at the college. A number of academic programs at the college do require that students be vaccinated in accordance with the contractual agreements the programs have with various clinical locations. These vaccination requirements oftentimes include MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), TB (tuberculosis) and an annual flu shot.

We wanted to make you aware that Madison College, in collaboration with Group Health Cooperative (GHC), offers various health-related services including vaccinations at the GHC Clinic at the Truax Campus. Located on the first floor of the Health Education & Information Technology building, the GHC Clinic is open five days a week and serves students, employees with GHC insurance and WPS Statewide, and the community at large.

Information for students choosing to access immunization services at the GHC Health Clinic at the Truax Campus can be found at: Student Health - Immunizations. Employees with GHC or WPS Statewide may also choose to access immunization services at the GHC Health Clinic at Truax or through their health care provider.

For more information about the Group Health Cooperative Clinic at Madison College, the Center for Health & Well-Being, or the current measles outbreak, please contact Mark Lausch, Associate Vice President, Institutional Learning & Effectiveness, at 608.243.4508 or mlausch@madisoncollege.edu.

Best wishes to you as we complete the end of the Spring Semester and prepare for commencement later this month.


Published May 10, 2019.