The Health Center provides the following immunizations, along with others that may be suggested by a physician.

Information on the cost of each injection is available by calling the Health Center. We do not bill insurances for these services. A receipt will be provided for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

The following immunizations are required for matriculation:

  1. Meningococcal A vaccine: Pennsylvania state law mandates that ALL college students living on campus receive this vaccine. Please read this important letter/update about vaccination against Meningitis B from our director Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein, M.D.
  2. Meningococcal Group B (Bexsero or Trumemba) Required, several recent outbreaks of serogroup B meningitis on college campuses in this region highlight the importance of vaccinating for this deadly strain of meningitis.This strain of meningitis is not covered by the traditional meningitis  A vaccine
  3. MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella): Two doses, 28 days apart
  4. Varicella vaccine (chicken pox): Two doses of the vaccine or documentation of past disease or reactive titer test
  5. Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertusis (DPT): Primary series with Tdap booster within 10 years
  6. Polio vaccine: Completion of primary series
  7. Hepatitis B series: Three doses of vaccine

A PPD is required of persons at high risk for tuberculosis as defined by the Center for Disease Control:

  1. International students from high-prevalence countries
  2. Person with compromised immune systems
  3. Close contact with people that have the infection
  4. Health care worker

Flu Shots: The health center offers flu shots to all students. An email is sent notifying everyone of the dates, times and location each semester. A $20 charge can be billed to the student’s account. NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY.

Immunizations are provided by appointment only at Bailey Health Center, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m–11 a.m. and 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Students enrolled at Lafayette College will not be allowed access to college-owned housing without the required documentation.