Immunization Information: College Students & Young Adults
Most vaccines are given early in childhood, but college students and young adults need certain immunizations, too. These vaccines are specifically recommended for young adults ages 19-24 years:
Meningococcal conjugate vaccine—Protects against bacterial meningitis and may be required for some college freshmen or other students living in dormitories.
Tdap vaccine—Protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough).
HPV (HPV2 and HPV4)—Protects against the human papillomavirus, which causes most cases of cervical and anal cancers. HPV4 also protects against genital warts. HPV2 or HPV4 is recommended for women through age 26 and HPV4 is now recommended for men through age 21 who have not previously been vaccinated (Men aged 22 through 26 years may also be vaccinated).
Seasonal flu vaccine—Provides the best annual protection against influenza (flu) infection and complications.
If you are leaving the country to study abroad or go on school break, you may need certain vaccines before you travel. Find out which vaccines you may need well before you leave. Travel immunizations HCA link
Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults 19-26 Years.
Information about Individual Vaccines: Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). VISs explain both the benefits and risks of a vaccine. Prior to vaccine administration, a VIS must be provided for all vaccines identified by Federal law.