Vaccines are an important part of preventive care throughout life from infancy through adulthood. Vaccinations/Immunizations help prevent many serious and sometimes life-threatening diseases. Immunizations are most often given as injections and are often given in a series of three or more shots over months or years. Check with your doctor regularly to make sure you're current on all of your shots.
For the safety of all our students, Alvernia University requires the following immunizations. Our requirements are supported by the Centers for Disease Control and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. If for any reason you are unable or unwilling to receive these vaccinations, you must submit in writing the reason to the Director of Health Services and sign a waiver. Noncompliance with these requirements may prevent you from registering for classes.
These are the minimum health requirements to attend Alvernia University. If your program of study requires any off campus internship type of experience (i.e. fieldwork, clinical, student teaching, etc.), you may have additional health requirements. Please be sure to review your handbook or speak with your advisor about any additional health requirements prior to the semester of the off campus experience.
The Health & Wellness Center recommends the flu vaccine for all of our students, faculty and staff. We strongly encourage our high-risk community to be vaccinated.You are considered HIGH RISK if any of the following apply to you:
- Heart or lung disease, including asthma
- Weakened immune system
- Blood, liver, kidney, neurologic or neuromuscular disorders
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