MEASLES VACCINATION: All EOU students are required to have 2 doses of measles (usually given as part of the MMR vaccine). Contact the EOU Admissions Office for the form used to verify meeting this requirement. If you need a measles booster, contact the Student Health Center to schedule an appointment for the vaccination. The Student Health Center is now involved with verifying student immunization records and compliance with the measles requirement. Get the Immunization Form here.
INFLUENZA VACCINE: The EOU Student Health Center highly recommends influenza vaccination for students. Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. Some people with certain health conditions ( for example asthma), are at higher risk for serious flu complications. October or November is the best time to get vaccinated, but you can still get vaccinated in December and later. Flu season can begin as early as October and last as late as May.
MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE: Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection that can cause meningitis, sepsis, pneumonia, or joint infections. College freshmen who live in dormitories are at higher risk for meningococcal disease compared to other people of their age group. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends routine vaccination for college freshmen living in dormitories. The meningococcal vaccine, although not available at the Student Health Center, may be obtained from your family doctor or local public health department.
HEPATITIS A VACCINE: Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver caused by hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is shed in the feces of persons with HAV infection. Transmission can occur through direct person-to-person contact or exposure to contaminated food or water. Hepatitis A vaccine is the best way to prevent HAV infection. The vaccine is given in a two dose series, separated by at least 6 months. Immunity is developed 30 days after receiving the inital dose of the vaccine.
HEPATITS B VACCINE: Hepatitis B is a serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the liver. The virus, which is called hepatitis B virus (HBV), can cause lifelong infection and scarring of the liver. Hepatitis B is spread through the contact with blood or other body fluids of an infected person. The Hepatitis B vaccine is given as a series of 3 shots.
TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA & PERTUSSIS: The CDC recommends adults from 19 to 64 years of age be vaccinated with adult booster tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine (TDaP). They recommend that adults receive a booster dose of TDaP vaccine if they have not received a tetanus and diphtheria (Td) booster dose in ten or more years.
HPV VACCINE: Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STI’s). Most people infected with HPV will not show any symptoms and in some cases the infection will clear on its own. Certain strains of HPV can cause genital warts or result in cancer of the cervix, vulva, vagina, anus, or penis. Gardasil vaccine is recommended for females and males ages 9- 26.
For more information on the vaccinations students need to consider before attending college, visit the American College Health Association’s website:
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