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Immunizations

All registered students are eligible for vaccines. There is no immunization requirement for admission to the college, however students are urged to update their immunization status. Upon transfer, many universities require MMR and Hepatitis B clearance as a condition of admission.

Vaccines are also available at the Loma Linda Travel Clinic, Wednesdays 1:30-4:00 pm, no appointment necessary. The clinic is located at Stewart and Anderson in Loma Linda. (909) 558-4594.

For a comprehensive guide to vaccines and immunizations including side effects and safety go to "CDC: Vaccines, an interactive quiz for adolescents and adults helps to determine which vaccines you need."

Here are some common vaccines available from Student Health Services (or download a price list):

 

Tetanus, diptheria and pertussis (Td/Tdap)

Most cases of tetanus and diphtheria occur in adults. The CDC recommends that ALL adults receive at least one Tdap and thereafter Td every ten(10) years.

Number Required: 1
Cost per Injection: Td $26, Tdap $45

 

Hepatitis A/B (Twinrix)

Anyone at high risk for exposure to body fluids including persons engaging in sexual contact should be immunized against Hepatitis A and B. These serious diseases can be fatal and are preventable with vaccination.

Number Required: 3
Cost per Injection: $60 each

 

Hepatitis A (Havrix)

Hepatitis A vaccination is a two-shot series administered over 6 months. Protection against Hepatitis A is advised to prevent this potentially deadly viral disease transmitted via the fecal-oral route and often picked up from food-handlers. Hepatitis A immunity is required for entering PA students.

Number required: 2
Cost per injection: $34 each
Hepatitis A titer: $10 + $7 Venipuncture fee

 

Hepatitis B

A first generation immunization against Hepatitis B, this is the minimum immunization required for all health care professions. Anyone at high risk for exposure to body fluids including persons engaging in sexual contact should consider dual immunization as noted above. Hepatitis B is a serious disease and can be fatal. It is preventable with vaccination.

Number Required: 3
Cost per Injection: $39
Hepatitis B Quantitative Titer: $10 + $7 Venipuncture fee
Hepatitis B Antigen Titer:  $11 + $7 Venipuncture fee

 

Influenza Vaccine (Flu)

Influenza viruses change each year. Individuals should receive the new vaccine annually. Typically the flu shot is offered in the fall.

Number Required: 1
Cost per Injection: Free to Students

 

Gardasil (Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine)

A series of 3 immunizations is recommended for females age 12-26 and protects against viral types that are known to cause cervical cancer.

Number Required: 3
Cost per Injection: $125 (Please come in to apply for the manufacturer's free vaccine program to see if you qualify to receive your injection for free.)

 

Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR)

Receiving two doses of measles vaccine significantly decreases the risk of measles outbreaks on college campuses.

Number Required:2
Cost per Injection: $55
MMR Titer: $20 + $7 Venipuncture fee

 

Polio

All adults who have never been immunized as well as certain Health Care Workers with the potential for exposure to wild polio virus should be immunized.

Number Required: 1-3
Cost per Injection: $30
Polio Titer: $45 + $7 Venipuncture fee

 

TB Skin Test (PPD) Mantoux

The TB test is required by many professions for employment. These include food service, health care, child care, and education. It can also be required for volunteer work. You must be able to return to the Health Center 48-72 hours after receiving the skin test for documentation of results.

Number Required: 1
Cost per Injection: $10
Two-Step TB skin test: $20

 

Varicella Zoster Titer

This test will determine an antibody level for Varicella Zoster (Chickenpox). The lab titer test can be ordered at Health Services. It is offered through an independent lab at a student discount. Most individuals have developed immunity from contracting chickenpox during childhood. The Varicella vaccine is not available at Health Services, but if needed a referral source can be obtained.

Number Required: 1
Cost per Test: $9 + $7 Venipuncture fee

 

Immunizations are also available through:

Riverside Neighborhood Health Center

7140 Indiana Ave., Riverside, CA 92504 (see map)

Appointments: 1-800-720-9553

Clinic: (951) 358-6000 Fax #: (951) 358-6044

Open: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Closed Weekends and all County Holidays

 

Varicella vaccine (per injection): 19 yrs. and under:  $10; Over 19 yrs.:  $66