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Immunizations

Note to International Students

The following immunizations  (or written proof of having received the vaccine) must be completed for enrollment at Foothill College.

  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test

See immunization list below for information about both.

Immunization Fee Schedule

Immunizations are available to all registered Foothill College students. See fees list below or call Health Services at 650.949.7243 to confirm current fees.

(Prices are subject to change)

Note: There is a $8 Immunization Administrative Fee per vaccine.

Influenza/Flu (Free While Supplies Last)

Seasonal flu shots are available during fall months while supplies last. No administrative fee for current students with valid ID. No appointment required.

Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) — $70/shot

Given as on injection, one dose of MMR is recommended for people born in 1957 or later if they have not been previously vaccinated. A second dose of MMR may be required in some work or school settings. Needed to transfer to most colleges/universities.

Tetanus/Diphtheria Booster (TD) or Tetanus/Pertussis/Diphtheria (TDAP) — $50/shot

If you haven't had at least three basic tetanus-diphtheria shots in your lifetime, you need to complete the series. All adults need a tetanus-diphtheria booster dose every 5-10 years.

Hepatitis A — $75/shot

Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease caused by a virus. Hepatitis A immunization is recommended for all people who travel to certain countries or people with chronic disease (such as liver disease, heart disease, and diabetes). Some of the ways you can contract the Hepatitis A virus are from contaminated food or water, or illegal drug use. Adolescents or adults should get 2 doses of the vaccine according to the following schedule:

First dose – Now. Second dose – 6 to 12 months after the first dose.

Hepatitis B — $65/shot (Series of 3)

Hepatitis B is a serious liver disease caused by a virus. Hepatitis B virus is spread through the contact with the blood and body fluids of an infected person. Hepatitis B immunization is advised for all children, especially adolescents, and adults who are at risk for acquiring the disease. (Most people are at risk.) Adolescents or adults should get three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine according to the following schedule:

First dose – Anytime. Second dose– 1 to 2 months after first dose. Third dose – 4 to 6 months after first dose. Note: All three doses are needed for full and lasting immunity.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine- $190/shot (Series of 3)

HPV vaccine helps protect against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16 & 18.

First dose: Now. Second dose: 2 months after first dose. Third dose: 6 months after first dose.
http://www.cdc.gov/hpv

PPD (TB Test) — $10/skin test

This is a test for possible exposure to tuberculosis, not a vaccine.

Varicella (Chicken Pox) — $110/shot (Series of 2)

Varicella or chicken pox is one of the most common childhood diseases. Adolescents and adults who have not had the disease by their 13th birthday will need a two-dose series of the varicella vaccine 4 to 8 weeks apart.

If you have had chicken pox, you do not need the vaccine.

A varicella titer can determine if you have had chicken pox and if you are immune. There is a fee for this blood test.

Many of the allied health fields require the vaccine or proof of immunity prior to entrance into their programs.

Vaccination Risks

Are you concerned about health risks from any vaccine?
  • Vaccines are among the safest medicines available. Two common side effects are a sore arm or a low-grade fever.
  • A vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing a severe allergic reaction. However, the potential risks associated with diseases these vaccines prevent are much greater than the potential risks associated with the vaccines themselves.
  • However, if you are pregnant or are likely to become pregnant within 3 months, you should not receive the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine.
If You Have a History of Allergic Reactions

Please let us know in advance if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a medication.

 

Immunization Resources

Santa Clara County Department of Public Health—Immunization Program

MAIN CLINIC
Park Alameda
976 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126
408.792.5200

Other clinic locations include: East Valley Clinic (San Jose), South County Clinic (San Martin), Fair Oaks Clinic (Sunnyvale).

For more information, visit scctravelclinic.org

Travel Immunizations: Santa Clara County Department of Public Health Travel Clinic

976 Lenzen Avenue, Suite 1300
San Jose, CA 95126
408.792.5200

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Immunization Action Coalition
 

 


 

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