Be prepared for the return of school by checking to make sure your immunizations are up to date. There are state laws and guidelines that all schools have to follow.
Hepatitis B - ("Hep B") - You need a series of 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine if you have notalready received them.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella ("MMR") - Check with your healthcare provider to make sure you've had yoursecond dose of MMR.
Tetanus, diphtheria (Td) ("tetanus shot") - You will need a Td booster dose every ten years.
Varicella ("chickenpox shot") - If you have not had Chicken Pox as a child, you will need the vaccination. If you are over 13 years of age you will need 2 doses of this vaccine.
Meningococcal ("meningitis shot") - Pennsylvania State law requires all college students to be given information about meningitis and the vaccine, and to either receive the vaccine before coming to college, or sign a waiver.
Tuberculosis Screening (PPD - Mantoux) : A test for tuberculosis must be performed on all students. If positive, a chest x-ray is required for further evaluation. A PPD is required regardless of previous BCG inoculation.