The Immunization Clinic staff provides consultation and services to UNC Charlotte students. Our staff will assist you with questions regarding vaccines.
In order to promote a healthy campus the Immunization department offers a variety of vaccines. For students living in residence halls, meningococcal vaccine is strongly advised. Annually the Influenza (Flu) vaccine is available for students seeking protection against the influenza virus. The Immunization Department urges all students, especially, those in high risk categories, to receive the flu shot each year. Check the website for more information regarding the flu and the availability of the flu vaccine each October.
A complete listing of all the vaccines available at the Student Health Center is shown below.
Vaccine protects against many cancers caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) including cervical cancer in females, vaginal and vulvar cancer in females, and anal cancer in females and males. In addition, Gardasil-9 prevents genital warts in both females and males. Gardasil is recommended for females and males up to 26 years old. For more information please review the vaccine information sheet link above or check out the Gardasil Vaccine site.
Vaccine protects against serious liver disease spread by close personal contact and by eating food or drinking water containing the virus. This vaccine is recommended for persons traveling outside the U.S. to countries with high rates of Hepatitis A.
Seasonal vaccine protects against the influenza virus which is a contagious respiratory infection. This vaccine should be received annually. The Student Health Center offers Quadrivalent Influenza vaccine.
This vaccine protects against this now rare, but highly contagious virus, spread by contact with contaminated feces or oral secretions. The virus can cause paralysis of the muscles in the chest, legs, or arms in severe cases. This is a required vaccine for students 17 years and younger.
This vaccine protects against tetanus and diphtheria. It is now given to those who medically should not receive pertussis-containing vaccine such as Tdap vaccine. A booster should be received every 10 years.
Standard method used to determine whether a person has been exposed to, or is infected with, mycobaterium tuberculosis. It is not an immunization that protects you from getting Tuberculosis, nor can it cause infection. This test is not available on Thursdays.
Interferon-Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs) are whole-blood tests that can aid in diagnosing Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. They do not help differentiate latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) from tuberculosis disease.