Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn


By law, medicine, nursing and physiotherapy (but not pharmacy) students are classified as category A healthcare workers and must be screened for and protected against the following diseases:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Varicella/Zoster
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Meningitis C
  • Influenza (including H1N1)

The College will arrange for such screening and follow up.

RCSI can ONLY accept vaccinations carried out by the Mercer's Medical Centre to ensure that all students are in compliance.  

Cost for alll newly registered RCSI students:

A standard vaccination capitation fee, payable by all students, irrespective of past vaccination history or number of attendances required, is charged in your first year fees. This vaccination fee will cover the Health Screening Package.

(First year screening and vaccination programme - Hepatitis B; Hepatitis C; Measles; Mumps; Rubella; Varicella;Tuberculosis).

The vaccination programme will not commence until this fee is paid. 

Screening and immunisation are compulsory and failure to comply will result in discontinuation.