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Incoming Students

All new undergraduate students (including new transfer students) and all new international students must submit proof to the MyCougar Health Portal of having received two MMR vaccines. Input the dates on the Immunization page and then upload the document on the Upload page.

If you cannot find your MMR vaccine document you may:

  • Repeat your MMR vaccines. It's easy to do this.
  • Obtain an antibody blood test (also called serology or titers) for measles, mumps, and rubella.
  • Upload your documents to the MyCougar Health Portal

Failure to provide these records will result in a hold being placed on your student account so you will not be able to register for classes.

Recommended Vaccinations

  • Tetanus booster within the last 10 years (Tdap preferred over Td)
  • Hepatitis B: Series of 3 shots
  • Meningitis: For incoming freshmen and those living in the dorms or in close contact, there are two types of meningitis vaccines to consider, since they cover different strains of meningitis.
  • Serogroup B (Trumenba or Bexsero)
  • Serogroup A, C, W, Y (Menactra or Menveo)

Veterans Service Records

  • In order to obtain health records, including vaccination records, visit the Veterans Service Records website and fill out the necessary information.

Travel Immunizations

The Student Health Center offers travel immunizations to students, faculty, and staff who are traveling abroad, and consults with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for specific recommendations dependent on the country of destination. Due to the recent increase in travel-related contagious diseases locally and nationally, the Student Health Center strongly encourages every student who is planning to travel abroad to make sure they have received all of the necessary vaccines and preventive medications for the country they will be visiting.

If you are traveling to a foreign country with the Spiritual Life team, talk to your team leader, since they have been given a list of the vaccine requirements and other travel-related issues that pertain to the country you will be visiting. Once you determine which vaccines you will need, feel free to make an appointment with our travel nurse to have these administered well in advance of your departure. If, after reading the document provided by your team leader, you feel like you still have a number of questions, you may make an appointment for a travel consultation with our travel nurse.

Immunization Fees at the Student Health Center

  • Hepatitis A: $120/shot (series of two shots)
  • Hepatitis B: $100/shot (series of three shots)
  • HPV9: $300/shot (series of three shots)
  • Influenza (flu vaccine): $25
  • Malaria: Cost depends on length of trip and medication prescribed
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella): $120 each (two lifetime)
  • Td (tetanus and diphtheria): $75
  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis): $80
  • Oral typhoid pills (obtained by local pharmacy): approximately $60
  • TST (TB skin test): $12

Note: Costs may change dependent on manufacturer’s prices. Contact the Student Health Center for the most up-to-date costs.

Alternative Locations for Travel Immunizations

Pasadena County Health
Travelers Immunization Clinic
1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA
(626) 744-6007

Healthy Traveler Clinic
1250 E. Green. St., Ste. 100
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 584-1200