Vaccine and Travel Medication List

Health Services offers the vaccines listed below. Students will be informed beforehand of charges for vaccinations and medications that are recommended.

  • Hepatitis A (Havrix): 2 shot series; Takes a minimum of 6-months to complete
  • Hepatitis B (Engerix B): 3 shot series; Takes a minimum of 6-months to complete
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Meningococcal Vaccine (A,C,W,Y)
  • Polio - Injectable
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Tetanus Diphtheria (Td)
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussin (Tdap)
  • Typhoid - Injectable (Typhoid Vi): Good for 2 years
  • Typhoid - Oral (Vivotif): Good for 5 years
  • Varivax (Chickenpox): 2 shot series; 1 now & 1 in 4-6 weeks
  • Yellow Fever: 1 shot; Good for 10-years
    • The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended once per lifetime, but this recommendation has not been adopted by ANY country as of 6/1/15
  • TB Skin Test (TST): (tests given Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays)

Anti-malarials(Oral)

  • Aralen 500mg (Chloroquine): minimum of 6 tablets
    • 1 tablet, 1 week before arrival in country, 1 tablet each week of travel stay, and 1 tablet each week for 4 weeks after returning
  • Doxycycline
    • 1 tablet daily beginning 2 days before arrival in country, 1 tablet each day of travel stay, and continue taking 1 tablet each day for twenty-eight days after returning
  • Malarone
    • 1 tablet daily beginning 2 days before arrival in country, 1 tablet each day of travel stay, and continue taking 1 tablet each day for 7 days after returning
  • Lariam 250mg (Mefloquine)
    • This medication is no longer offered through M.S. Shook Student Health Service pharmacy due to potential severe side-effects

Page content reviewed: 6/04/18 fwg