Health Services provides a variety of immunizations, including:
- Hepatitis B Vaccine
- Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV)
- Bacterial Meningitis vaccine - By law, all students are required to have this vaccine at least 10 days prior to enrollment.
- Flu vaccine
Seasonal flu vaccinations are available at the University Health Clinic for students and faculty and staff members for $25 (cash or check). The immunization vaccines are given from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and no appointment is necessary. Shots will be available while supplies last.
What is it?
The trivalent vaccine contains three killed flu virus strains, two strains of type A and one strain of type B. For adults the vaccine is given into the muscle of the upper arm.
Who should not get the vaccine?
- Anyone with a severe allergic reaction to eggs or egg products (i.e. hives, swelling of lips/tongue, or breathing difficulties)
- Anyone with a severe reaction from a prior flu shot (same as above)
- Anyone younger than 6 months
- Anyone with a suppressed or altered immune system response (i.e. chemotherapy, corticosteroids medications, HIV/AIDS, Guillain-Barre etc.) needs to consult a physician prior to vaccination. These conditions may cause an inadequate immune response to the vaccine, leaving the person still susceptible to the viruses.
While it is impossible for the vaccine to give you the flu; the most common side effects which can last up to 2 days are:
- Pain, redness, swelling, bruising and hardness where you got the shot
- Muscle aches