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Vaccines and Immunizations

No immunizations are required for admission to RCCD, however students are urged to update their immunization status. Upon transfer, many universities require MMR and Hepatitis B clearance as a condition of admission.

All registered RCCD students are eligible for vaccinations at Student Health and Psychological Services offices at all three colleges. Vaccines are also available at the Loma Linda Travel Clinic, Wednesdays 1:30-4:00 pm, no appointment necessary. The clinic is located at Stewart and Anderson in Loma Linda. (909) 558-4594.

Financial help may be available for students, who cannot afford the cost of the vaccine.

Take the Vaccine Quiz at the CDC web site to find out what vaccinations you need.

Here are some common vaccines and their cost:

Tetanus, diptheria and pertussis (td/tdAp)

Most cases of tetanus and diphtheria occur in adults. The CDC recommends that ALL adults receive at least one TDAP and thereafter TD every ten(10) years.
Number Required: 1
Cost per Injection:
                        TD $25
                        TDAP $45

Hepatitis A/B (Twinrix)

Anyone at high risk for exposure to body fluids including persons engaging in sexual contact should be immunized against Hepatitis A and B.  These serious diseases can be fatal and are preventable with vaccination.
Number Required: 3
Cost per Injection $90

 Hepatitis B

A first generation immunization against Hepatitis B, this is the minimum immunization required for all health care professions.  Anyone at high risk for exposure to body fluids including persons engaging in sexual contact should consider dual immunization as noted above. Hepatitis B is a serious disease and can be fatal. It is preventable with vaccination.
Number Required: 3
Cost per Injection: $55

Hepatitis B Titers: $5

Influenza Vaccine (Flu)

Influenza viruses change each year. Individuals should receive the new vaccine annually. Typically the flu shot is offered in the fall.
Number Required: 1
Cost per Injection: $15

Gardasil (Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine)

A series of 3 immunizations is recommended for females age 12-26 and protects against viral types that are known to cause cervical cancer. .
Number Required: 3
Cost per Injection: $125 (Please come in to apply for the manufacturer's free vaccine program to see if you qualify to receive your injection for free.)

Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR)

Receiving two doses of measles vaccine significantly decreases the risk of measles outbreaks on college campuses.
Number Required:2
Cost per Injection: $55

MMR Titer: $29

Meningococcal

Immunizations are available through Riverside Neighborhood Health Center..

7140 Indiana Ave., Riverside, CA 92504 | map
Appointments: 1-800-720-9553
Clinic: (951) 358-6000 Fax #: (951) 358-6044
Open: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday Closed Weekends and all County Holidays

The Vaccine is given for adults 19 and younger and it costs $10.00

Polio

All adults who have never been immunized as well as certain Health Care Workers with the potential for exposure to wild polio virus should be immunized.
Number Required: 1-3
Cost per Injection: $35
Polio Titer: $81

TB Skin Test (PPD) Mantoux

The TB test is required by many professions for employment. These include food service, health care, child care, and education. It can also be required for volunteer work. You must be able to return to the Health Center 48-72 hours after receiving the skin test for documentation of results.
Number Required: 1
Cost per Injection: $10

Two-Step TB skin test:$20

Varicella Zoster Titer

This test will determine an antibody level for Varicella Zoster (Chickenpox). The lab titer test can be ordered at Health Services. It is offered through an independent lab at a student discount. Most individuals have developed immunity from contracting chickenpox during childhood. The Varicella vaccine is not available at Health Services, but if needed a referral source can be obtained.
Number Required: 1
Cost per Test: $10