So you are headed off to college! Congratulations!
At this point in your life, it is important to talk about general health issues. Many college students become run down, might not eat as well as they did when at home, and have a hectic lifestyle leaving them more susceptible to illness. Don’t forget, you can go to the college health center with any medial concerns.
There will be certain immunization requirements for students who are headed off to college. College means you will have many new experiences, meet new people, and may travel to new places. Some students will be from other parts of the world where vaccine preventable diseases are more common. Make sure you are protected and talk to your doctor about vaccines that are important for college students.
College students should talk to their doctor about these vaccines:
- Meningococcal vaccine – both for ACYW and B vaccines
- Tetanus-diptheria-pertussis vaccine (Tdap)
- Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV)
- Hepatitis A
Looking for more information about vaccines? Visit these sites for videos, schedules and FAQ’s.
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Stay home if you are sick
Avoid close contact with sick people and wear a mask
Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze
Wash your hands often
Clean and disinfect
Stay up to date on your vaccinations