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