You should have up-to-date immunizations before arriving on campus.
Routine immunizations include meningitis, measles/mumps/rubella, tetanus-diphtheria, polio, hepatitis B and chicken pox.
Immunizations http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/teen-schedule.htm#chart is one of the most effective public health measures in preventing communicable disease. In addition, vaccination may be required for travel, volunteer work and graduate schools.
Vaccines Recommended for College Students
Meningitis immunization is now recommended for all incoming college freshmen living in residence halls. Other college students under 25 years of age may choose to be vaccinated to reduce their risk of disease.
College students should have received two doses of measles/mumps/rubella vaccine.
A new HPV vaccine is recommended for women through age 26. It can prevent most genital warts and most cases of cervical cancer.
Other Important Recommended Vaccines
- Hepatitis B vaccine series
- Polio vaccine series
- Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis vaccine
- Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine series
- Hepatitis A vaccine series
* Recommended for previously unvaccinated college students living in a residence hall.
Where can you get Immunizations?
Genesee County Health Department
630 S. Saginaw Street
Flint, MI 48502-1540
For more information please contact:
University Health and Wellness Center
1153 William S. White Building, 509 N Harrison
Flint, MI 48592