Hepatitis B FAQs

I started my Hepatitis B series and sent in the Statement to Admissions on time. Now, how do I prove that I have finished the series and avoid any delay in my registration?
You will need to complete another UCSD Hepatitis B Statement online via TritonLink/MyApplication by March 2015.

How long does it take to complete the series of shots?
Full immunization for Hepatitis B requires a series of 3 shots administered over a period of approximately 4-6 months. The second shot is due 1-2 months after the first, and the third shot is due 4-6 months after the first.

Example Schedule of Injections
If you start your first injection June 1:
Your second injection is due:
July 1 to August 1
Your third injection is due:
October 1 to December 1
If you start your first injection July 15 *
* deadline to submit!
Your second injection is due:
August 15 - September 15
Your third injection is due:
November 15 - January 15

I got my second shot more than 2 months after the first. How long do I have to wait to get the third shot?
There must be at least 2 months between the second and third shots, and the third shot cannot be given sooner than 4 months after the first.

May I document my immunization by providing a note or other form from my healthcare provider?
No, you must complete the form.

Can I get the shots at UCSD Student Health Services?
Yes, in-coming students may receive the immunizations at UCSD SHS. You must provide a letter of acceptance and proof of intent to register. All services provided prior to Fall Quarter are on a fee-for-service basis including Hepatitis B immunization. If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must sign a Consent to Treat form before SHS may provide any services.

What is the cost of Hepatitis B immunizations?
The cost may vary. Currently the vaccine is free if the student has SHIP; and $35 if not covered by SHIP. In addition, students without SHIP or RAFT will be charged a $25 Nursing Visit Fee. Prices are subject to change. All charges will be billed to the student's UCSD account.

What if I cannot afford to pay for the immunizations?
Public Health may provide the vaccine.

I don't have records of when I received the vaccine doses. What can I do?
If you are unable to obtain your records, you will need to contact a physician who can perform a test to determine if you are already immune or still susceptible to the Hepatitis B virus. This test can also be performed at SHS (if you are a registered student or for incoming students with a letter of acceptance and proof of intent to register). The current fee for the blood test is $45.00 which includes nurse visit and lab fee (subject to change).

When does Admissions need to receive the completed form to avoid a hold on my registration?
Admissions must receive the form, on-line, by July 15, 2014. This is the final deadline.

What will happen if I do not complete the form and at least start the series of shots by Fall Quarter?
A hold will be placed on the student's record blocking the cashier from processing any payments to your account. Payments will be returned to sender. A late registration fee of $50 may be assessed. If you do not respond by the end of the second week of instruction, you will have all enrollments cancelled and will not be a student at UCSD for the term.

What if I do not finish the series of shots by the end of Winter Quarter?
A hold will be placed on the student's record blocking the cashier from processing any payments to your account. Payments will be returned to sender. A late registration fee may be assessed. If you do not respond by the end of the second week of instruction, you will have all enrollments cancelled and will not be a student at UCSD for the term.

What if I'm not able to complete the form by the deadline?
Any delay in completing the form may result in a hold on your Fall 2014 admission status and will prevent you from continuing in the enrollment/registration process.


If you have medically-related questions, call SHS at (858) 534-3300 or use our confidential "Ask-a Nurse" through the main web page: http://studenthealth.ucsd.edu.

All other questions should be directed to Admissions at (858) 534-4831.


If you need to complete the Hep B vaccine series, or need other immunizations, visit the Student Health Nurse's Clinic.


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