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Vaccines

Vaccines Prevent Disease!

Don’t let sickness interrupt your college plans.

Health Services stocks and administers all the vaccines listed below. No appointment is necessary to receive most vaccines listed.

We encourage you to contact your insurance carrier for coverage details. Health Services accepts most insurance plans. Call (208) 426-1459 for more information.

Note: Patients who are Idaho residents under the age of 19 will not be covered for vaccines administered at Health Services A cash price is available for those patients still wanting to be vaccinated at Health Services. Idaho patients under the age of 19 wanting insurance to cover vaccines need to visit a provider of the Idaho Vaccines for Children program. Please contact the Health Insurance and Billing office at, (208) 426-2158 for participating providers.

What vaccines should I get while I am in college?

The following vaccines are recommended for most college-age students and are available at Health Services. The COVID-19 Vaccine is available on campus the Boise State Vaccination Clinic.

VaccinationRecommendation
Varicella (Chicken Pox)Recommended for anyone born after 1957 who has not had chicken pox.
Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)Booster recommended one time for all adults.
Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria)Booster recommended every 10 years.
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)1 booster in adulthood.
Meningococcal (Meningitis)Recommended for ages 16-23; a booster is recommended if the vaccine was given prior to 16 years of age.
Meningococcal Serogroup BAdolescents and young adults 16 through 23 years old, especially those living in campus housing
Hepatitis ARecommended for anyone who lives in Idaho or who is traveling out of the USA.
Hepatitis B Recommended for all individuals.
Hepatitis A & B (combination)Saves time and money, and is as effective as the individual vaccines.
Gardasil (HPV)Recommended for both males and females ages 9-26 years.
Pneumovax (Pneumonia)Recommended for any adult 19 - 64 years of age who is a smoker or has asthma, and recommended for all individuals over age 60.
Influenza (Flu)Recommended for everyone on campus on a yearly basis.
Covid-19Recommended for all college students. Available at the Boise State Covid Vaccination Clinic.

Traveling Abroad?

Tune up your health before you go.¬†Health Services is now offering a comprehensive travel health resource for all Boise State students, faculty and staff, and all dependents.¬†Learn more about the Traveler’s Health Assessment.

Vaccine Information Statements

Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine.