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Immunizations

All incoming students must provide proof of immunization for the following:

• 2 vaccines each for measles, mumps and rubella after the age of one year old. A titer may be provided in lieu of the immunizations.

• Meningococcal vaccine-(Mandatory for all freshman students).  A booster vaccine is required if your initial dose was given prior to the age of 16.

• 1 tuberculosis test (PPD skin test or blood test such as T-spot or Quantiferon gold) in the past 6 months for students at high risk of tuberculosis. These tests can be performed at SHS, but ideally should be done 6 months or less before coming to school.

• High risk for tuberculosis includes: foreign born from a high-prevalence country; travel for more than 2 months to a high prevalence country; contact with active tuberculosis; HIV positive; suppressed immune system from illness or medication (e.g. organ transplant, prednisone treatment); medical conditions such as diabetes, cancer, or kidney failure; body weight 10% or more below ideal body weight; work in prison, nursing home, homeless shelter, or hospital; work in lab with mycobacteria; history of abnormal chest X-ray.

It is also suggested that students provide proof of immunization for:

• Tetanus diphtheria acellular pertussis (Tdap) immunization within the past 10 years

• Hepatitis A and/or B vaccine

• Varicella vaccine (2 doses)

• HPV vaccine for those age 9-26

• Routine childhood immunizations including polio

• Annual influenza vaccine in the fall   

 

Immunizations including HPV, tetanus, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, meningitis, influenza, measles, mumps and rubella are offered at Student Health Services. Please call 314-935-6666 for more information or to schedule a nursing appointment.  

Immunizations and PPDs are given only by appointment. Appointments are available as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:30am-11am and 1pm-2pm  

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