College Students

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-diphtheria-pertussis vaccine (Tdap)
  • Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV)
  • Hepatitis A

Looking for more information about vaccines? Visit these sites for videos, schedules and FAQ’s.

Headed to one of AZ’s Universities?

We have a quick link below to learn what immunizations are required, but remember to talk to your doctor about other recommended vaccines.

University Flu Challenge

Our Arizona Universities are working hard to provide the Flu Shot to all their students and staff!

Below is another easy guide to vaccinations you might need as you prepare to head to college.

Off To College

Arizona continues moving forward on #COVID19 vaccinations. As of today, 263,625 doses have been administered to 223,259 individuals, including about 27,000 who have received both doses.

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We are aware of the recommendation made yesterday by ADHS to add those 65 and up, along with persons who have high risk medical conditions to the 1b category beginning January 19th if local health departments have enough #COVID19 vaccine to include these groups.

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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