Immunizations / Nursing Appointments

These are REQUIRED for all entering, transfer and first year graduate students PRIOR to registering for classes

  • Measles, Mumps; Rubella (MMR) vaccine – (2 doses with the first dose on or after your first birthday) or a positive titer. Even if you have had the disease you must have a titer showing immunity.
  • Meningococcal vaccine (Menactra) – (Serogroups A,C,Y, and W-135) dose on or after age 16 up to 21 years old
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Pertussis and Diphtheria) – One dose after age 7 years old and then a booster every 10 years
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) – (2 doses with the first dose on or after your first birthday) or a positive titer. Even if you have had the disease you must have a titer showing immunity.
  • Tuberculosis screening and testing – All entering transfer and first year graduate students must complete a TB screening.  Students determined to be at high risk are required to have testing prior to registering for classes

The following vaccines are provided with a scheduled nursing visit (dependent on manufacturer’s availability)

  • Hepatitis A vaccine
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hep A & B Combined
  • HPV
  • Influenza  
  • Polio vaccine
  • Pneumococcal vaccine
  • Rabies vaccine prophylaxis
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis
  • Typhoid vaccine -injectable

These require a scheduled travel appointment (dependent on manufacturer’s availability)

  • Japanese Encephalitis vaccine
  • Yellow Fever vaccine – Must be completed at least 10 days prior to travel to risk areas
  • Typhoid vaccine – oral
  • Cholera vaccine


The nursing team at SHCS provides a variety of services by appointment including:

  • Immunization administration and education
  • Tuberculosis screening, testing and follow up for positive test results
  • Advice Nurse
    • Discuss your health concerns with a Registered Nurse (RNs).  The RN will assess your health care concern and assist you in the next steps for care.
  • Travel visits
    • provide all travel vaccines.
  • UTI- RNs
    • can assist established patients with complaints of urinary symptoms and treat uncomplicated UTIs.  If your UTI is complicated RNs can expedite the care you need with a health care provider.
  • Birth Control refills
    • under certain criteria RNs may refill your birth control prescription.
  • Emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Patient education
    • self injection of prescribed medications
    • diabetes or other chronic diseases
  • STI
    • Most general STI testing is requested via online however, you may need a nursing visit for specific testing.


RNs review your online questionnaire and provide medical clearances for the following: (NOTE: scheduled appointments are required for any vaccines)

  • N95 respiratory clearances
  • Rabies prophylaxis and titers (vet med students)
  • Health care related Internships (UCDMC, Sutter, Student Run Clinics)
  • Primate Center Internships
  • Teaching credential
  • Tuberculosis screening and testing
  • STI testing

SHCS PCP referrals needed for

  • Spirometry testing
  • Audiology testing
  • Exercise is medicine- Assist students in developing a successful exercise regimen while in school.
  • Wound care- for chronic wounds.