Recommended Immunizations

Immunizations are important components of adult health care.

You might need to complete your childhood immunizations or obtain recommended new vaccinations or boosters. It is very helpful for you to obtain and bring a copy of your immunization record to your first appointment at UHS, and to keep careful records of any injections received during your time at UC Berkeley.


Influenza vaccine (Flu shot) 

Recommended for everyone each fall, especially for those with chronic illness, asthma, or pregnancy.
Hepatitis B vaccine Recommended for persons with more than one sexual partner in the previous six months, chronic liver disease, men who have sex with men, healthcare workers, and travelers to areas of higher Hep B prevalence. (3 doses)
HPV vaccine (Gardasil®)

Recommended through age 26 to protect against cervical, anal, and penile cancer, HPV-associated throat cancer, and genital warts. (3 doses). People ages 27-45 are also eligible to receive HPV vaccines based on shared decision-making between you and your clinician.

Meningococcal vaccine* Recommended for unvaccinated first-year dorm residents, travelers to high-risk areas, adults without a spleen, or persons with HIV. The vaccine can prevent many cases of bacterial meningitis. (1-2 doses -depending on other factors)
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine*

Recommended for college students and international travelers. The vaccine protects against measles, mumps, and rubella. Measles cases are on the rise. (2 doses)

Tdap vaccine (tetanus and more)* Recommended for all adults under 65, and adults 65+ if in close contact with infants less than 12 months. The vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. 
Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine* Recommended if you have never had chickenpox disease. (2 doses) 
Hepatitis A vaccine Recommended for persons with chronic liver disease, travelers to countries where risk is increased, men who have sex with men, and injectable drug users. (2 doses)  
Pneumococcal (various) vaccine Recommended for asthmatics greater than 19 years of age, diabetics, smokers, persons with sickle cell disease or lowered immunity, persons with chronic illnesses, and everyone at 65 years old. 
Zoster (shingles) vaccine Recommended for persons 60 years of age and older. 
*Required Immunizations marked with an asterisk (*) are required for all incoming students beginning the Fall semester of 2016. Read more about the new University of California Immunization Requirement.

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