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Immunizations

NEW!!! Effective August 23, 2012, students needing immunizations should first come to the Health Services office. If you were born in Arkansas, we may be able to access your immunization record from the AR Department of Health’s Immunization database and save you an unnecessary vaccine!

If a vaccine is needed, Health Services will charge the vaccine cost to your student account and you can pay for it later, or you can go pay at the Cashier’s office on the first floor of the Student Services Center and bring the receipt to Health Services.

REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS:
Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
Cost: $55 per vaccine
In compliance with Arkansas state law, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock requires all students born after January 1, 1957 to provide proof of two (2) MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella) vaccines. These vaccines must have been administered after the first birthday and after January 1, 1968. Proof of the following will be accepted as compliant to the immunization requirements and 2 MMRs will not be required.

Two (2) measles vaccines administered before January 1, 2010, but after the first birthday and after January 1, 1968

and

One (1) mumps vaccine administered before January 1, 2010, but after the first birthday and after January 1, 1968

and

One (1) rubella vaccine administered before January 1, 2010, but after the first birthday and after January 1, 1968

“Proof” of immunization is defined as:

  • an immunization record which is signed by a licensed medical professional and reflects the name of the immunization as well as the day, month, and year it was given.
  •  an original letter from your doctor documenting the immunization as well as the day, month, and year it was given (Terms such as “up-to- date,” “complete,” “adequate,” etc. cannot be accepted as proof of immunization).

There are certain conditions under which an individual should not receive the MMR vaccine(s). See “Conditions” on the UALR Immunization Form. If any of the conditions apply to you, a physician must indicate which conditions(s) apply, sign, date, and complete the bottom section of the form.

In lieu of proof of immunization, an individual may provide documented evidence of immunity by submitting serological test results which reveal immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. A copy of the test results will be submitted to the Arkansas Department of Health for approval of exemption. Call UALR Health Services at 501-569-3188 for more information.

NOTE: If you need #2 MMRs, you must wait 30 days between the vaccines.


RECOMMENDED IMMUNIZATIONS:
The following vaccines also are available at Health Services.

Meningitis - Cost: $117.00
Meningococcal disease is a serious illness, caused by bacteria. It is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in children 2-18 years old in the U.S. Meningitis is an infection of the brain and spinal cord coverings. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends this vaccine for college freshmen, especially those living in residence halls.

Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (TdAP) or Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td)  - Cost: $36.00
Tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and Pertussis (whooping cough) are serious diseases. Tetanus is caused by a germ that enters the body through a cut or wound. Diphtheria and pertussis spread when germs pass from an infected person to the nose or throat of others. Boosters for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis are needed every 10 years to maintain protection.

Hepatitis B - Cost: $24.00 per shot (Total for the 3-part series: $72.00)
Hepatitis is a serious liver disease caused by a virus transmitted through some body fluids. The Hepatitis B vaccine consists of a series of 3 shots spread over 6 months.

Flu Vaccines - Cost: Free for Students
Given annually, this vaccine is a prevention from the Type A / Type B strains of influenza that are predicted to occur each year. For those individuals placed at high risk, it is essential to be immunized. For the general public it is recommended as a preventative. Flu shots are available in Health Services each fall, usually beginning the 2nd week of October.

HPV/GARDASIL - Cost: $127.00 per vaccine (Total for the 3-part series: $381.00) Health Services may be able to assist students over age 19 with the cost by completing a Merck patient assistance application.
GARDASIL is now approved for both males and females between the ages of 9 to 26. In females, GARDASIL helps protect against 4 types of HPV: 2 types that cause 70% of cervical cancer cases, and 2 more types that cause 90% of genital warts cases. In males, GARDASIL helps protects against 90% of genital warts cases. GARDASIL is given as a series of 3 injections over a period of 6 months (0, 2 months, 6 months). Getting all 3 doses will allow you to get the full benefits of the vaccine.

OTHER AVAILABLE IMMUNIZATIONS:
Hepatitis A - $55.00 per vaccine
Polio (inactivated) - $30.50
Typhoid - $ Call for pricing
Varicella (Chickenpox) - $95.00 per vaccine

Updated 9.16.2013