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 (Menactra, Menveo, MCV4/MPSV4, Menomune) is -mandatory for all freshman students. This vaccine must be given after the 16th birthday to give students coverage throughout their 4 years here. If it has been given before the 16th birthday, another dose, after the age of 16 is required.
- 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 HHWC, 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 HHWC. Please book a nursing immunization visit on line through the patient portal.
Immunizations and PPDs are given only by appointment. Appointments are available as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:30am-11am and 1pm-2pm