National Immunization Awareness Month

Posted On August 10, 2016
Categories News 2016

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, an annual observance held to highlight the importance of vaccinations. National Immunization Awareness Month was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them, raising awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases.

Getting vaccinated is an easy way to stay healthy all year round. During the month of August, take the time to make sure that you have received all of the vaccinations you need. By making sure your vaccinations are up to date, you can help prevent harmful diseases from affecting you and your family.

The Student Health Clinic provides immunizations to all currently enrolled Georgia State University students. No appointments are necessary to receive immunizations. If needed, titers (blood tests) can be drawn to determine if a student is immune to some of the diseases.

Available Immunizations:

  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR): Series of two shots
  • Varicella (chickenpox): Series of two shots one month apart
  • Tetanus and diphtheria (Td)
  • Tetanus, diptheria and pertussis (Tdap)
  • Meningitis (Menactra)
  • Hepatitis B: Series of three shots, first, second shot one month later and third shot four to six months later
  • Hepatitis A: Series of two shots, six months apart
  • Tuberculin (TB) test (PPD): Must have follow-up 48 hours after injection

For more information regarding the Immunization Policies and Procedures, please visit Immunization Information.