Traveling? Working? Attending classes? Health care worker? Day care worker? Sexually active? Factory/construction worker? Live in the residence halls? Share an apartment? To prevent disease, get vaccinated before you are exposed. Don't know your immunization status? We can help.
Call the Health Services at 262-472-1300 for an appointment for a free immunization review. Let us help you find the information and fill out a wallet card you can carry with you so you always know anywhere, anytime.
The flu shot is available as a shot or a nasally inhaled mist. It is given every year in the fall. The mist can be given to persons age 5-50. You can discuss with a UHCS provider whether this would be an appropriate option for you. Call 472-1300 for an appointment.
This immunization is especially important for those at high risk of serious complications of the disease. That includes:
Influenza (flu) is a serious disease of the nose, throat, and lungs. It can make you sick for a week or longer with coughing, fever, aching, and more. And it can lead to pneumonia. You should get your influenza vaccination every year.
If you live with or take care of people at high risk, it is especially important that you get vaccinated too. When you protect yourself, you help protect your family and friends.
Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention More information on influenza and prevention
Given in a series of 3 (if not immunized in childhood) and a booster every 10 years (or 5 years with a dirty cut).
Given as a booster in place of Td. It is recommended that adolescents and adults receive this booster once. It is a combination vaccine to tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough).
Given in a series of 3 shots
Recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for all children & adolescents
Recommended for adults at higher risk, including:
Given in a series of 2 shots.
Given as a series of three shots.
The vaccine developed to prevent cervical cancer and other diseases in females caused by certain types of genital Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is now available at UHCS (see Fees). A total of 3 shots is needed over a 6 month period. HPV Vaccine Questions and Answers
Given as a series of 2 shots. Recommended for persons who have not had chickenpox.