Protect Yourself and Others
Many vaccine-preventable diseases are highly contagious. Receiving immunizations can help protect you and your loved ones from contracting these diseases, and the risk of the side effects from the immunization
It is important to note that all incoming students and those living in Student Housing are required to be in compliance with Indiana state laws related to immunizations.
We’re Here to Ensure an Easy Transition
If you have previously been administered vaccinations, it’s easy to submit your vaccination proof. Please visit Med+Proctor to create an account and provide your immunization information through their secure environment.
If you have outstanding vaccinations, please make an appointment with us as soon as possible by calling 260-481-5748. Or you can stop by the reception desk in Walb Student Union, Room 234.
Should you have any questions regarding the submission of proof of immunizations, please contact the Dean of Students office at [email protected].
You may schedule an appointment to receive the following immunizations at our Campus Health Clinic; a referral by a provider is not required.
|How Many Doses
|Series of 2
|Series of 3
|Series of 3
|Once a year
|Series of 2*
|Series of 2
*Booster may be required.
Prior to receiving the immunization, a screening will occur to ensure that you are eligible to receive them. There are various items that could cause the immunization to be deferred:
- Current illness with a fever over 100 degrees Fahrenheit
- Known allergic reactions to the immunization or components, including latex
- Known reactions to the immunization requested
- Current diagnosis of cancer, leukemia, HIV disease, other immunosuppressive disorders
- Current use of cortisone, prednisone, other steroids, cancer chemotherapy drugs, or radiation therapy
The best way to protect yourself from the flu is with an annual vaccination—everyone six months of age or older can benefit. Some groups are more susceptible to complications from the flu:
- Young children
- Pregnant women
- People with certain chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart and lung disease, and people 65 years and older
- All healthcare workers and people who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from the flu, or who care for children under six months of age who cannot be vaccinated
A flu shot can reduce your chance of catching the flu 40–60 percent and reduce the severity of symptoms if you do catch the flu.
You can stop by the Campus Health Clinic and receive a flu shot yearly from October through April.