posted Mar 31, 2011, 1:50 PM by H. Connor
updated Apr 4, 2011, 12:03 PM
Daydreaming of spring and summer travel?
Find out the vaccines you need to stay healthy at school and abroad.
Most vaccines are given early in childhood, but college students
and young adults need certain immunizations, too. These vaccines are
specifically recommended for young adults ages 19-24:
conjugate vaccine protects against bacterial meningitis and may be
required for some college freshmen or other students living in dorm.
Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis, or whooping cough.
vaccine protects against the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes
most cases of cervical and anal cancers, as well as genital warts.
Seasonal flu vaccine.
If you are leaving the country to study abroad or go on school break, you may need certain vaccines before you travel – find out which vaccines you may need before you leave