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.
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)
It is mandatory that all international students to provide proof that they have had a recent negative TB (tuberculosis) test or that they have had a test once they arrive at Youngstown State University. All students must be TB tested within the first 30 days of their arrival. Students can be seen at the Wick Primary Care center on Lincoln Ave. TB testing will be provided as a service under the mandatory Student Health Center fee.
It is recommended, but not mandatory, that international students get vaccinations for:
- MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
- T dp (Tetanus and diphtheria)
- Hepatitis B series
- Meninggpcoccal Canjugate Cacwy
If you will live on campus, you will be required to provide documentation to the University of your meningococcal and Hepatitis B vaccination status. This is a state law of Ohio.
NEW Steps to follow to get vaccinated:
- To receive a vaccination all student must schedule an appointment.
- Some vaccinations maybe covered under the mandatory fee, while others maybe billed to your personal insurance.
- Students living in University owned properties will be required to provide proof of immunization to the Student Health Center with the first 30 days of living on campus.
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 for admission, but other areas (Housing and Student Health Service) may require proof.
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.