Vaccine-preventable diseases are a threat to the public health of the campus community. Outbreaks bear significant cost to infected individuals and are costly to the university.
The goal of the University of Idaho Immunization Policy is to provide protection against vaccine-preventable diseases by recommending to students that they be vaccinated against and/or screened for certain highly contagious diseases. This goal can be accomplished by students being immunized prior to and while attending the University of Idaho. This recommendation is consistent with State of Idaho immunizations requirements for MMR and Hepatitis B (required for all students K-12 attending public school in Idaho) and the American College Health Association (ACHA), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
STRONGLY Recommended Immunizations
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Hepatitis B
- Meningococcal Disease—particularly important for students living in residence halls, university housing facilities and living groups.
- Annual Influenza
- TB Mantoux (PPD)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)