What to bring to a Health Center visit – Student ID and insurance card with your first visit.
The Student Health Center encourages all students to protect their health by keeping their immunizations up-do-date. ONU requires specific immunizations while other immunizations are only recommended. Several majors may require specific immunizations before going to clinical sites or on rotations. See the complete list below. Please contact your local doctor or Health Department to receive immunizations before arrival to campus.
Required or Highly Recommended Immunizations
MMR – Required for all incoming students
Public health officials and ONU require two doses of MMR (Mumps, Measles and Rubella) to be administered prior to entering college.
Chicken Pox (Varicella) – Required for all incoming students
It is required that all entering college students have a history of the disease, have two doses of the chicken pox vaccine, or show immunity through blood work.
Tetanus (every 5-10 years) – Required for all incoming students
Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) or Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria) vaccine can protect against three serious diseases which are all caused by bacteria. Adults 19-64 years of age should substitute one tetanus vaccine with pertussis (Tdap) during their adult life.
Polio – Highly recommended for all students
Primary series in childhood meets recommendation. Three primary series dates are acceptable.
Meningitis – Required for all Pharmacy majors.
Students living on campus housing must verify on the immunization form and housing form if they had received the vaccine or they have not. It is highly recommended that all entering college students receive the meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine prior to entering college. Read meningitis information below.
Hepatitis B – Required for all Pharmacy, Nursing, Clinical Lab Science, Athletic Training majors.
Students living on campus housing must verify on the immunization form and housing form if they had received the vaccine or they have not. It is highly recommended that all entering college students receive the Hepatitis B vaccine series prior to entering college.
Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire Form – Required for all students to complete
All incoming students must complete the TB Screening Questionnaire. If student answers yes to any question on screening form, please complete Part II and Part III on TB form. If student answers No to any question, no further action is needed, sign page one and submit to ONU Health Center as directed on TB screening form. TB test requires two visits. Visit one is injecting the PPD test in the forearm. The second visit requires the individual to return in 48-72 hours to have the test site examined and read by the medical staff. TB test can be processed as a step 1 or step 2 method, which means an individual can have one test or two test completed. Step 1 is simply one test. Step 2 requires the process repeated one to three weeks after the first test. TB test is provided at ONU Health Center for $5 per test. Prices may change without prior notice.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine
Three doses of vaccine for female or male college students up to 26 years of age at 0, 2 and 6 month intervals.
ONU Health Center offers flu shots as available to faculty, staff and students annually. It is required for all Pharmacy students to receive the flu vaccine when in their clinicals (September to March).
More information about immunizations:
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