Tdap: protects against tetanus-diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Recommended for adults age 19 and older, especially those in close contact with infants. Also given to expectant mothers during pregnancy.
Meningitis: recommended for college freshman who live in on-campus dwellings. Meningitis is a serious bacterial infection that can affect the covering of the brain and spinal cord. It can cause death and or permanent disabilities.
HPV: a three-dose vaccine recommended for ages 9-26 to protect against genital warts, and cervical/anal cancers. A vaccine is also available for men.
Seasonal Flu: recommended annually. Health Services usually holds a flu vaccine clinic each year during the fall semester.
Studying abroad, or traveling outside of the country? Vaccines recommended for travel outside of the country
For further information please see the following links:
Vaccine recommendations for those caring for young children
For college students and young adults
Also, please see the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit link for days and times of vaccination clinics.