A variety of immunizations are available through the Health and Wellness Center, including immunizations that are required by the University and for those traveling abroad. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these immunizations. Appointments are required (except for the walk-in clinics). To schedule an appointment, call 814-898-6217 or use the online appointment system.
There is a fee for the immunizations; you can pay by cash, check, LionCash+, or charge it to your student account. Don't forget: Contact your insurance provider in advance to find out if they cover all or part of the cost.
Flu (Influenza) Vaccine
Flu shots are available to Penn State students each fall as long as the vaccine supply lasts. Flu shots are available to students by appointment and during the walk-in flu clinic dates. Learn more about the flu!
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the U.S., with more than 20 million men and women currently infected and 6.2 million new infections each year. HPV is most common in men and women in their late teens and early twenties.
The Gardasil vaccine is highly effective against four types of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), including two that cause most cervical cancers. Male and female students can get the Gardasil vaccine at the Health and Wellness Center. Three injections are needed to complete the vaccination. Contact your insurance provider in advance to see if the cost of the vaccine is covered.
Meningococcal disease can cause serious health problems and even death. However, the Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4), also called Menactra, works well. It is 85% effective in protecting individuals from four of the five types of meningococcus, including two of the three most most common types in the U.S.
Pennsylvania state law requires that all students living in University-owned housing must complete the Meningococcal Vaccine Certification form. Visit Penn State's site for Meningococcal Vaccination Information to learn more about the requirement or about meningitis.
Tetanus is a serious illness caused by bacteria that usually enters the body through deep cuts, like stepping on a nail. The Tetanus-Diptheria (Td) and Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccines can prevent tetanus, but a booster is needed every 10 years. If you have a deep wound or need a booster shot, please make an appointment at the Health and Wellness Center.
Penn State requires proof of certain standard immunizations, including the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine. If you need to meet this requirement, The Health and Wellness Center has the MMR vaccine available.
Vaccines are also available through the Health and Wellness Center for:
We also offer immunizations for students, faculty and staff who are traveling abroad. Contact us for more details or visit Penn State's Travel Clinic.