Immunizations

Vaccines that can be obtained on a walk-in basis through Nurses Clinic

  • Chicken Pox (Varicella) - series of 2 injections: day 0 and 4-8 weeks later.
  • Hepatitis A for travel/precaution against food- or water-borne hepatitis - series of 2 injections: day 0 and 6-12 months later.
  • Hepatitis B for protection against blood/body fluid-borne hepatitis - series of 3 injections: day 0, 1-2 months, and 4-6 months.
  • Hep A & B Combined (Twinrix) - series of 3 injections: day 0, 1 month and 6 months.
  • HPV for protection against high-risk strains of HPV associated with cancer of the cervix - series of 3 injections: 0, 2, and 6 months.
  • Influenza - yearly, seasonal.
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • Measles, Mumps; Rubella Vaccine - should be given twice since first birthday.
  • Polio Vaccine - usually for travel to high risk areas.
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine - one dose for smokers and people with certain chronic health conditions; one additional dose for all adults over 65 years of age.
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria - initially 3 doses in childhood, then every 10 years is recommended.
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap/Whooping Cough) - a one time booster is recommended for adolescents and adults.

Vaccines requiring an appointment - call SHS Travel Clinic (858) 534-2918

  • Japanese Encephalitis - series of 2 injections: 28 days apart. requires Travel Clinic appt)
  • Rabies - series of 3 injections: day 0, day 7 and day 21 or 28 (requires Travel Clinic appt)
  • Yellow Fever - booster every 10 years if in high risk areas. Must be completed at least 10 days prior to travel to risk areas. (requires Travel Clinic appt)
  • Typhoid - injectable or oral (requires Travel Clinic appt)

Costs

Nurses Clinic and vaccines are free for registered students with UC SHIP. Eligible fee-for-service patients will be charged for Nurse's Clinic visits in addition to the cost of vaccines.

Travel Clinic visits are $35.00 for registered students with UC SHIP or RAFT.

Refer to the Cost of Services page for pricing.

Resources

The Invisible Threat - a critically acclaimed documentary that explores the science of vaccination and why fears and misperceptions have lead parents to delay or decline vaccines.

Immunization Action Coalition - updated immunization information.