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Routine Vaccines Covered by Student Health Insurance

Oct 1, 2016

Full-time students enrolled in the student health insurance plan are covered for routine vaccines at NO COST to the student.

A vaccine stimulates your immune system to produce antibodies, exactly like it would if you were exposed to the disease. After getting vaccinated, you develop immunity to that disease, without having to get the disease first. This is what makes vaccines such powerful medicine. Unlike most medicines, which treat or cure diseases, vaccines prevent them.

Like any medication, vaccines, can cause side effects. The most common side effects are mild. On the other hand, many vaccine-preventable disease symptoms can be serious, or even deadly. Even though many of these diseases are rare in this country, they still occur around the world and can be brought into the U.S., putting unvaccinated people at risk. The side effects associated with getting vaccines are almost always minor (such as redness and swelling where the shot was given) and go away within a few days.

Outbreaks of serious but preventable diseases such as measles, mumps, pertussis (whooping cough), meningococcal meningitis are occurring across the country and around the world. Sexually transmitted infections caused by hepatitis B, hepatitis A, and human papilloma virus can easily be prevented by getting the series of vaccines.

Please protect yourself.

  • MMR
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A&B
  • Meningococcal
  • Meningococcal B
  • Td
  • Tdap
  • HPV
  • Influenza

Contact us for eligibility and schedule an appoinment.

To know more about the vaccines, visit our Immunization section