Below is a list of the immunizations we recommend your student receives, prior to coming to The University of Findlay:
Public health officials have issued new guidelines
for the prevention of measles. They are now recommending that a second
measles vaccination be administered. (Previously, a single dose of
measles vaccine at 12 to 15 months of age was recommended.) The
additional dose should be given after the age of five. Please have your
son/daughter receive this second dose before coming to campus. Your
local Health Department usually will carry the vaccine at a minimal
2. Chicken Pox
It is recommended that all entering college students without
a history of the disease have two doses of the chicken pox vaccine.
These doses should be administered one month apart. Please contact your
local doctor or Health Department for this immunization.
3. Meningitis (highly recommended, but not required)
most common cause of bacterial meningitis in college-age adults is
meningococcus. Two recent studies have suggested that college students
living in dormitories may have a slight increased risk for
contracting meningococcal disease. Please contact your local doctor or
Health Department to receive this immunization before coming to campus.
4. Hepatitis B (Recommended, but not required)
is an infection of the liver caused by a virus. Transmission of the
virus occurs from exposure to blood and intimate contact. The CDC
recommends that all college students be vaccinated against Hepatitis B.
The vaccination is a series of three injections. The second and third
injections are given one and six months respectively after the first
injection. Please contact your local physician or Health Department for
this immunization. The Health Center offers this vaccine for students at
a cost of $60 per shot payable at the time of service.
5. Tetanus (Tdap) - every 10 years
Diphtheria, and Pertussis) vaccine can protect against three serious
diseases which are all caused by bacteria. Diphtheria and pertussis are
spread from person to person. Tetanus enters the body through cuts,
scratches, or wounds. Adults 19-64
years of age should substitute Tdap for one booster dose of Td.
One dose of Td should then be given every ten years. The Health Center
offers this vaccine for students at a cost of $50.
Primary series in childhood meets recommendation. Three primary series dates are acceptable.