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

Everyone feels nervous getting a vaccine sometimes, but children with special needs or developmental disabilities may need extra support getting their vaccines! TAPI and @DMG_AZ want to share these tips to make it easier! For even more strategies visit: http://ow.ly/NFZl50KbQYZ

The arrival of polio vaccines in the 1950s led to a dramatic decline in this paralyzing disease, reducing cases by 99% worldwide. With the recent report of polio case in New York, Dr. Yvonne A. Maldonado explains what parents need to know: http://ow.ly/rPlM50KfS0n

Ready to get your #COVID19 shot or booster? Two vaccine events are happening tomorrow in Laveen and Mesa:

▶️ 9am-1pm: El Buen Pastor, 950 W 8th Ave, Mesa

▶️ 3-6pm: Laveen Education Center, 5001 W Dobbins Rd

Call 602-506-6767 for questions or visit http://maricopa.gov/COVID19VaccineLocations.

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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