To protect against preventable diseases and outbreaks, CCS strongly recommends that all students be fully immunized prior to arrival on campus. CCS does not require immunization records for students enrolling in courses, immunization may however be required to participate in some activities (eg. certain study abroad programs, internships, service learning trips, etc.). Information on required immunizations in these instances will be provided to interested students.
The list of immunizations provided here follow the recommendations for adult immunizations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, as published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and recommendations for college students from the American College Health Association. Talk to your health care provider to ensure your immunizations are current prior to arriving on campus.
Recommended vaccinations for college students:
- COVID-19 recommended to be fully vaccinated including all eligible boosters.
- Influenza (Flu) Every year.
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Two doses after 12 months of age.
- Meningitis (ACYW) Recommended for all first year students living in residence halls; other students under age 25 may also choose to be vaccinated to reduce risk of disease. Ask your health care provider if a booster is needed. More info about meningitis.
- Meningitis B Recommended for individuals with certain long term health conditions. Ask your health care provider. More info about meningitis.
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Primary series completed as child, then a Tdap after age 11. Tetanus booster every 10 years after receiving Tdap.
- Varicella (Chicken Pox) 2 doses if you have not had chicken pox disease.
- Hepatitis A 2 doses completed in childhood.
- Hepatitis B 3 doses completed in childhood.
- Human Papilloma Virus 3 doses for men and women between ages 11-26.
- Pneumococcal Recommended for individuals at risk for pneumonia. Adults 19-64 with asthma or who smoke. Anyone age 2-64 with certain long term health problems or weakened immune system.
- Polio Primary series completed in childhood.