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STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT VACCINES

Check with your insurance. Most vaccinations are considered “preventive” and could be covered by your insurance if you receive the vaccine from your regular physician.

Student Health Services will provide vaccines for students whether you have insurance or not. If you have the student health insurance plan (UHCSR) Student Health Services can file your insurance claim with UHCSR. If you do not have UHCSR, you can pay for the vaccine and we will give you a receipt so you can file a claim with your insurance company.

Please call Student Health Services for availability of the vaccine. You may be asked to prepay for the vaccine depending on availability.

For any questions or concerns please call us 316-978-3620 or visit 209 Ahlberg Hall.

Below is a list of the vaccines we offer. Click the link or scroll down for more information on each vaccine as well as benefits of receiving the vaccine. (Costs include vaccine and office visit. Prices are subject to change without notice.)

Click the name of the vaccine for more information

Name of vaccine Cost per dose Number of doses
Hepatitis A $33 Two
Hepatitis B $43 Three
HPV-Human Papillomavirus (Gardasil) $146* Three
Influenza No charge** One
Meningococcal (Meningitis) $85* One
MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) $61 Two
Td (Tetanus-Diphtheria) $33 One
Tdap (Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis) $51 One
TwinRix (Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B) $53 Three
Typhoid $46 One series

*Must prepay
**For currently enrolled WSU students during the 2013-2014 year. Faculty and staff must pay $25

HEPATITIS A - $33 per dose, two doses required

A liver disease that can be contracted with close personal contact and consuming food or water containing the Hepatitis A virus. The disease can cause “flu-like” illness, yellow skin or eyes, dark urine, severe stomach pains or diarrhea.

Hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for international travel. You should get the vaccine one month before traveling. For lasting protection, two doses of the vaccine are needed. These doses should be administered at least six months apart.

For more information on Hepatitis A and the vaccine, click the links below

http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Choosea.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-hep-a.pdf

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HEPATITIS B - $43 per dose, three doses required

A serious infection affecting the liver that can cause short and long-term effects. Short-term effects are more common in adults. Symptoms include: loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, yellow skin or eyes, or pain in muscles, joints and stomach. Long-term or chronic infections can lead to liver damage or cancer causing death, although this is rare in adults. It can be contracted from other people’s blood, bodily fluids, or contaminated objects.

You should consider getting a vaccine if you are 18 years of age or older especially if the vaccine wasn’t administered at a younger age. The vaccine is administered in three doses. The second dose is given four weeks after the first dose. The third dose is given five months after the second dose.

For more information on Hepatitis B and the vaccine, click the links below

http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/B/index.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-hep-b.pdf

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HPV-HUMAN PAPILLOVIRUS (GARDASIL)
$146 per dose, three doses required
MUST prepay

This vaccine is now recommended for both males and females.

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States. An HPV infection can cause cervical cancer in women, which is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide. There is no cure for HPV.

The vaccine is administered in three doses. The second dose is given one to two months after the first dose. The third dose is given six months after the first dose.

If you have not completed the three dose series, it is recommended both males and females do so before age 26.

For more information on HPV and the vaccine, click the links below

http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/default.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-hpv-gardasil.pdf
http://www.gardasil.com/

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INFLUENZA (price fluctuates yearly)
(Available October-March or until supplies run out)

Influenza or "the flu" is a contagious disease spread by coughing, sneezing or through nasal secretions. Symptoms of influenza include: fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, cough, headache, runny or stuffy nose. Other illnesses have similar symptoms and can often be mistaken for influenza.

We offer the inactive or killed vaccine and we recommend you get it as soon as it becomes available. The earlier you get vaccinated the more effective it is. Remember influenza can occur at any time.

The flu shot does not give you a live flu virus. This is a common myth and the reason people avoid the flu shot. Keep in mind the vaccine takes a couple of weeks to take full effect. Consuming high amounts of Vitamin C and fluids help defend against the virus, but there is still a chance you can get the flu.

For more information on influenza and the vaccine, click the links below

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-flu.pdf

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MENINGOCOCCAL (MENINGITIS) - $85 per dose
MUST prepay

We offer the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4). Bacterial meningitis is a serious illness that anyone can contract and it can cause blood infections. College freshmen living in dorms have an increased risk in contracting meningitis.

If first dose of vaccine is given before age 16, a booster is recommended.
If the first dose of vaccine is given after 16 years of age, only one dose is needed so a booster is not necessary.

For more information on Meningitis and the vaccine, click the links below

http://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/about/index.html
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/mening.html

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MMR-MEASLES, MUMPS AND RUBELLA
$61 per dose, two doses required

All three diseases should be taken seriously if contracted.

Measles can cause rash, cough, runny nose, eye irritation, fever, ear infection, pneumonia, seizures, brain damage and death in some cases.

Mumps can cause fever, headache, muscle pain, loss of appetite and swollen glands. At times it can lead to meningitis, deafness, painful swelling of testicles or ovaries and in rare cases sterility.

Rubella, commonly known as German Measles can cause rash, fever, and arthritis.

Everyone at some point in their lives should get the MMR vaccine.

For more information on Measles, Mumps, Rubella and the MMR vaccine, click the links below

http://www.cdc.gov/measles/about/overview.html
http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/about/index.html
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/rubella/in-short-adult.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/mmr.html

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TD (TETANUS-DIPHTHERIA) - $33 per dose
TDAP (TETANUS-DIPHTHERIA-PERTUSSIS) - $51 per dose

Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis are all caused by bacteria and are serious if contracted.

Tetanus or Lockjaw can cause painful muscle spasms and stiffness. At times it affects the head and neck muscles to the point where you can’t open your mouth, breathe, or swallow and can be fatal if not treated.

Diphtheria can cause breathing problems because a thick membrane covers the back of the throat.

Pertussis or Whooping Cough can cause severe coughing spells which lead to difficult breathing, vomiting, and disturbed sleep.

One dose of Tdap is required for life. A Td booster should be administered every 10 years.

For more information on Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis and the vaccines, click the links below

http://www.cdc.gov/tetanus/about/index.html
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/diphtheria/in-short-both.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/about/index.html
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-td-.pdf
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/tdap.html

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TYPHOID - $46 total for the series

Also known as Typhoid Fever, this disease can cause high fever, fatigue, weakness, stomach aches, headache, loss of appetite and at times a rash. If Typhoid is contracted you may be a “carrier” which means you can spread the disease to others.

Please note that this vaccine is not 100% effective and you should still take the necessary precautions on what you eat and drink.

We offer the oral vaccine that needs to be administered in four doses. The doses are taken every other day after the first dose. The fourth and last dose should be administered one week before traveling.

For more information on Typhoid and the vaccine, click the links below

http://www.cdc.gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/typhoid_fever/
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-typhoid.pdf

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