Pittsburg State University is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our students. Therefore, PSU has implemented an Immunization Compliance policy to ensure that students are educated about and receive vaccinations to prevent potentially serious and contagious diseases.
In accordance to Pittsburg State University’s Immunization Compliance policy, Bryant Student Health Center (BSHC) must receive evidence of the student’s compliance with the following immunizations.
|REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS:||Required Dosage & Screening Information|
Mealses, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
(For ALL students)
Two (2) doses after 1st birthday (if born on or after 1957)
OR positive titer (laboratory evidence of immunity to disease)
(For students living in University Housing)
One (1) dose on or after age 16 for students who are
ages 21 or younger
|RECOMMENDED IMMUNIZATIONS||Recommended Groups|
|Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis (DTAP)||One (1) dose after age 7; tetanus booster (Td) every 10 years after initial Tdap|
|Hepatitis A vaccine||Two (2) doses regardless of age, if series not completed as a child|
|Hepatitis B vaccine||Three (3) doses regardless of age, if series not completed as a child|
|Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine||For men and woman through age 26|
|Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine||Two (2) doses regardless of age, if series not completed as a child|
|Influenza (Flu) vaccine||Annually; All students regardless of age|
|Poliovirus (Polio) vaccine||Regardless of age, if the series was not completed as a child|
|Pneumococcal vaccine||For students with certain medical conditions (e.g., severe asthma, diabetes, chronic liver or kidney disease|
|Meningococcal B vaccine||Students age 16-23 who elect vaccination after discussion with their healthcare provider|
For more information regarding immunizations visit: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/index.html
Where should I begin to look for my immunization records?
If you or your parents do not have a record of your immunizations, we suggest you check with your personal physician, your high school or your county health department.
- For information regarding American Health Association recommendations for Immunizations for students, please refer to http://www.acha.org/documents/resources/guidelines/ACHA_RIPI.pdf
- For information regarding immunizations for traveling students, please refer to The Center of Disease Control for Traveler's Health web site for recommendations.
Allergy Injection Services
PSU students who have started an allergy desensitization program (allergy shots) with an allergist can have their injections administered at Student Health Services. Students must furnish the allergy extract prescribed by their allergist, either by bringing it in or having the allergist send it to us. Extract must be accompanied by your physician’s instructions for handling missed or late injections and recommendations for adjusting the dosage if you have a reaction. Vials of extract must be labeled with:
- Patient’s name
- Name of antigens in each vial
- Dosage instructions
- Extract expiration date
- Preservatives in each vial
Student Health Services does not offer allergy testing.
There is a one time fee per semester to receive allergy injections. Call (620) 235-4452 for more information.