Vaccine-preventable diseases are a threat to the public health of the campus community. Outbreaks bear significant cost to infected individuals as well as the university.
The University of Idaho Immunization Policy provides protection against vaccine-preventable diseases by recommending students be vaccinated against and/or screened for certain highly contagious diseases. UI recommends students be immunized prior to or while attending college on campus. This recommendation is consistent with State of Idaho immunizations requirements for measles, mumps and rubella, as well as Hepatitis B, which is required for all K-12 students attending public school in Idaho. It is also consistent with American College Health Association (ACHA) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
STRONGLY Recommended Immunizations
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Hepatitis B
- Meningococcal Disease (Meningitis)
This vaccine is particularly important for students living in residence halls, university housing facilities and living groups. UI sponsors several vaccine clinics throughout the semester. View clinic schedule »
- Annual influenza
- TB mantoux (PPD)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)