Allergy injections provided by a private health practitioner may be given at the Mercy Health Student Health Center. You must supply your own antigenic extract, plus written instructions from your allergist.
Nurses are not able to write any excuses.
Hepatitis B, and Tdap are available. Payments must be made to YSU Info and PC Lab in Kilcawley Center prior to receiving immunizations.
A Tuberculin test is available and is offered each weekday except for Thursday. Also, holiday weekends when the University is closed on a Monday, the test will not be given the Friday before.
- TB Test (Mantoux)
- Tdap (ADACEL)
- Hepatitis B (per dose - 3 dose series)
*Call the Center for current prices for available immunizations.
*Fees may change during the school year.
NEW Steps to follow to get vaccinated:
- Prior to the receiving the immunization, the student must go to the YSU Info & PC Lab located on the upper level of Kilcawley Center and pay the immunization fee and request a receipt. Cash or check accepted. Pete's Points are accepted. Credit cards are not accepted.
- After the fee has been paid, call the Mercy Health Student Health Center to make an appointment for a vaccination. Appointments are required.
- On the scheduled appointment date, bring the paid receipt to the Mercy Health Student Health Center located on the 1st floor of the Kilcawley Residence Hall. You must have your receipt to be given the shot.
Call the Mercy Health Student Health Center at
if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.
ARE YOU AT RISK?
Meningitis is an infection and inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or other organisms and is potentially fatal.
What Increases the Risk for Meningitis?
- Living in Residence Halls — due to close living quarters. College freshmen living in a residence hall have a moderately higher increased risk.
- Sex. Males contract Meningitis more often than females.
- Family History. Some people may inherit the likelihood to develop Meningitis if they come in contact with the organisms that can cause the infection. Some people who have had Meningitis are also more likely than others to get it again.
- Kissing, sexual contact, or contact with infected blood can pass the organisms from one person to another.
- Smoking. Exposure to active and/or passive smoke.
- Alcohol use and bar patronage.
- For other factors that may increase your risk, discuss your medical history with your family doctor or a doctor at the Mercy Health Student Health Center.
- The CDC recommends a booster if the primary dose was given at an age younger than 16 years.
New Ohio Law:
According to Ohio law as of July 5, 2005, a student will not be permitted to live on campus unless the student discloses to the University if he or she has, or has not been, vaccinated for Meningitis and Hepatitis B. This information is required on YSU housing applications.
YSU has no mandatory immunization requirements.
This information is for nonprofit educational use only. This information is provided as a general overview about meningitis and is not intended to replace the medical advice of a doctor. Always visit a medical professional to discuss YOUR personal health.