Infectious diseases are caused by a variety of organisms including bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. The purpose of vaccines is to prime the body so that it can respond immediately upon infection and prevent or minimize the damage that can be caused.
In this section you will find a list of the vaccines that are most relevant to - and recommended for - the average university student. The page for Health Science students also covers those vaccines that are required for Health Science students to complete their clinical requirements. All vaccines listed are available at Student Health by making an appointment with a nurse.
Vaccination costs & Health Insurance coverage
While the Department of Public Health covers the cost of many immunizations, this is not true in all cases. Some vaccines - especially those associated with travel - are provided for a fee (to be paid by debit or credit only). As such, it is important to note the amount of Vaccination Coverage your Supplemental Health Insurance plan includes.