Main Floor Health Center
Kate Schneiter, RN, email@example.com
Medical Services: Allergy / Immunization / Travel
Hepatitis "B" Requirement
State law mandates all students under 19 years old be immunized
against Hepatitis "B." If you have not received this
series of three injections, we suggest you begin now. We must
receive documentation that at least the first immunization has
been given by the first day of class instruction. By the third
quarter, we must have documentation that you received all three
immunizations. A Hepatitis "B" form has been sent to
all incoming students, however you can also download this form
from the bottom of this page. Immunization may be waived on principle
of personal beliefs, but you must still complete and return the
form by the required date.
If you have completed or begun the Hepatitis "B" Series
We will accept a copy of the doctor or clinic's record, or your health care provider can sign the Hepatitis "B" form. You may also send a copy of your Immunization Record. Please do not send the original.
Where do I get these shots & what do
Some insurance plans, such as the Undergraduate Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) cover the cost of these immunizations as preventative medicine. Please check your insurance plan. Your usual health care provider should be able to either administer or refer you elsewhere for these shots. County and city health departments may provide this service for free. The UCSC Student Health Center also provides these immunizations for approximately $70, per immunization, which may be reimbursable by your insurance. Even if you began the series elsewhere, we can provide your follow-up shots.
How do I get my Hepatitis "B" shots
We will be open for drop-in Hepatitis "B" during move-in weekend. At those times Meningitis immunizations will also be available. After school begins, follow-up immunizations will be scheduled by appointment through our Allergy, Immunization and Travel Clinic at 459.2500.
What about the paperwork?
The Student Health Center receives and reviews documentation regarding compliance with the Hepatitis "B" requirement. We will update your records as you provide us with new information. The Registrar's Office is notified when students are not in compliance with this regulation, and their ability to attend classes may be jeopardized. If you would like to check to see if we have received your documentation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.