Recommended Immunizations

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Strongly Recommended Immunizations

These immunizations are not mandatory and not a part of the Minimum Student Immunization Requirements for the University.


*** All are available at the Student Health Service ***

 

  • Meningococcal MenB Vaccine – Although not required at this time, we strongly recommend this vaccine for all University students. This vaccine provides protection against meningococcal serogroup B. There are two MenB types licensed in the USA: Bexsero (a two-dose series) and Trumenba (a three-dose series). Both are available in the Student Health Service.
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine (HepA) – A two-dose series, but often given as a combined vaccine with Hepatitis B Vaccine. Particularly recommended for persons traveling abroad.
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine – A three-dose series; All students enrolled in health care professional programs should receive Hepatitis B Vaccine.
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) – It is recommended that all females, 11-26 years old and all males, 11-21 years old, receive the HPV vaccine. It is indicated for the prevention of cervical cancers, anal cancers and genital warts in females.
  • Polio – Primary series in childhood with IPV (inactivated polio virus); an IPV booster may be recommended after age 18, if traveling to a area where polio is epidemic or endemic.
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis – Primary series with DTaP; a booster is recommended at 10 year intervals.
  • InfluenzaYEARLY!! The Student Health Service provides FREE Flu Vaccines each fall.

For more government information regarding Immunizations:
http://www.vaccines.gov/who_and_when/college/
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/adult.html