Recommended (and often required) immunizations and screenings by the CDC and clinical facilities
Public health is a major safety concern for college campuses. In a time where once rare illnesses are resurfacing in different areas of the world and common illnesses like the flu continue to kill thousands annually, it is important that students take the necessary precautions to keep themselves safe.
- MENACTRA - meningitis vaccination. The meningococcal conjugate vaccine was created to ward off the spread of the infection. Meningococcal disease is potentially fatal illness. Students living in close quarters are at high risk for contracting the deadly illness.
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (aka MMR) - Measles, mumps, and rubella are viral diseases that can have serious consequences. Before vaccines, these diseases were very common in the United States, especially among children. They are still common in many parts of the world.
- VARICELLA (aka Chickenpox Vaccination) - The varicella vaccine is given by injection when kids are between 12 and 15 months old. They receive a booster shot for further protection at 4 to 6 years of age. Kids who are older than 6 but younger than 13 who have not had chickenpox also may receive the vaccine, with the two doses given at least 3 months apart.
- Hepatitis B - The Hepatitis B vaccination prevents the transmission of the disease. The condition can lead to full-blown liver disease. The series is also a 3-dose series is considered to be a safe vaccine.
- TDAP - is an acronym for tetanus, diptheria, and acellular pertussis. The whooping cough is slowly surfacing as an emerging threat to young adults. Nearly half of the new cases each year occur among adults. This particular vaccination is broken down into four separate doses beginning in early childhood. The documentation in the healthcare report must clearly state that the individual has completed the entire series.
- TB Skin Test (Includes one and two step) - The Mantoux test or Mendel-Mantoux test is a tool for screening for tuberculosis and for tuberculosis diagnosis. It is one of the major tuberculin skin tests used around the world, largely replacing multiple-puncture tests such as the tine test
- Current CPR Card - Maintaining a CPR Card is crucial in order to keep good standing with the American Red Cross and for staying current on training, so you can give the best possible emergency CPR delivery when needed.
- Current Flu Shot - The seasonal influenza vaccine is recommended by the CDC. This illness can be fatal to people of all ages. The vaccination is provided via injection and inhalation. The vaccines should be taken during the fall. Flu season starts in the middle of winter and ends in March.