Immunizations

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)

Meningoccal Meningitis

(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.

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
  • Dilution
  • 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.