VACCINES PREVENT DISEASE!
Don't let sickness interrupt your college plans.
Health Services stocks and administers all the vaccines listed below. No appointment necessary to receive most vaccines. If you are enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) these vaccines are covered at 100%. If you have other insurance, call your insurance carrier for coverage details. Health Services accepts most insurance plans. Call (208) 426-1459 for more information.
Patients who are Idaho residents under the age of 19 will not be covered for vaccines administered at the Health Center (except those students enrolled in SHIP). A cash price is available for those patients still wanting to be vaccinated at the Health Center. Idaho patients under the age of 19 wanting insurance to cover vaccines need to visit a provider of the Idaho Vaccines for Children program. [ Download the complete list of participating providers ]
What vaccines should I get while I am in college?
The following vaccines are recommended for most college age students and available at the Health Center.
- Varicella (Chicken Pox): recommended for anyone born after 1957, who has not had chicken pox
- Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertusis): booster recommended one time for all adults
- Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria): booster recommended every 10 years
- MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella): 1 booster in adulthood
- Meningococcal (Meningitis): recommended for all adolescents aged 16 - 21 years; a booster is recommended if the vaccine was given prior to 16 years of age
- Hepatitis A: recommended for anyone who lives in Idaho or who is traveling out of the USA
- Hepatitis B: recommended for all individuals
- Hepatitis A & B (combination): saves time and money, and is as effective as the individual vaccines
- Gardasil (HPV): recommended for both males and females ages 9 - 26 years
- Pneumovax (Pneumonia): recommended for any adult 19 - 64 years of age who is a smoker or has asthma, and recommended for all individuals over age 60
- Influenza (Flu): recommended for everyone on campus on a yearly basis
Vaccine Information Statements
Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine.