Immunizations / Forms
Vaccines contain the same germs that cause disease. (For example, measles vaccine contains measles virus) Vaccines have been either killed or weakened to the point that they don’t make you sick. Some vaccines contain only a part of the disease germ.
A vaccine stimulates your immune system to produce antibodies, exactly like it would if you were exposed to the disease. After getting vaccinated, you develop immunity to that disease, without having to get the disease first.
Unlike most medicines, which treat or cure diseases, vaccines prevent them. The following required vaccines are available through the Student / Employee Health and Wellness Center (SEHWC) at NO cost to students:
- Hepatitis B
- PPD – not a vaccine but required annually and administered by SEHWC.