Travel, Allergy & Immunization Clinic
Staffed by registered nurses and under the
supervision of a physician, Student Health Services offers routine
procedures such as immunizations (Influenza, Hepatitis B, Tetanus,
) and TB skin tests.
Health Services has recently started a new Travel
Clinic. At this point in our startup we can provide all travel
vaccinations on site or in conjunction with local pharmacies. We
are now certified to administer Yellow Fever vaccine. Scheduling
a Travel Clinic appointment will allow for review and advice as
to recommended vaccinations, travel medications, and precautions
for any destination(s) on the traveler's itinerary.At
this time are are able to see faculty/staff and their dependents
if 18 years of age or older for this service.
If interested in making a travel appointment,
please call 904-8330 to schedule your appointment. Please
bring your old vaccine records with you if at all possible and
your primary care provider's contact information (if you are not
It is recommended you schedule an appointment
at least four weeks prior to departure.
Some foreign educational and recreational
programs require a Health Clearance Assessment with physical exam
for proof of wellness and may require laboratory testing, x-rays,
or tuberculin skin testing prior to acceptance. If this is
required please schedule a separate appointment for exam and
testing and bring any required form(s) with you to your
Post Travel Tuberculosis Testing
In order to protect students and employees at MTSU from exposure
to tuberculosis, Health Services would like to test any student,
faculty, or staff member for tuberculosis after travel to any
country having a high incidence of this disease.
Tuberculosis skin testing is recommended four weeks after
Any student wishing to receive allergy injections must
provide an instruction sheet from his or her allergist
along with extracts and review and sign the
for New Allergy Patients
from MTSU Student Health Services.
The following guidelines apply to our
ALL allergy injections will be given
between 8:30-11:00a.m. and 2:00-3:30p.m. Monday-Friday
when the University Physician is in the building. (Some
flexibility of these hours may be necessary from time to
time due to illness or other absences of the Physician.)
An injection fee will be charged each
visit. Fees are $4.00 for one (1) injection, and $6.00
for multiple injections.
An instruction sheet from your
allergist MUST accompany your extracts.
You are expected to stay on schedule
as directed by your allergist.
When you enter Health Services, sign
your name on the admission board and tell the
receptionist you are here for your allergy injection.
After you have signed in, get your
extracts out of the refrigerator and have a seat in the
lobby until your name is called.
You are responsible for putting your
extracts back in the refrigerator after receiving you
Before you leave Health Services, one
of the nurses must check the site of injection to note
and record any evidence of a local reaction.
The medical staff of the Student
Health Services requires that you wait in the clinic for
20 minutes following you injection. While we cannot force
you to wait, should you leave the area and then
experience a serious reaction, you might not be able to
return in time to receive prompt, possibly life-saving,
treatment. If you leave prior to the 20-minute waiting
period, you will assume all health risks that might occur
in the immediate period after the injection. Individuals
who repeatedly violate this policy may, at the discretion
of the medical staff, be excluded from receiving further
injections through Student Health Services.
The Immunization Clinic provides
vaccinations for disease prevention and travel. Tuberculin
skin tests are also available to students.
Vaccinations are the most cost
effective means for avoiding several potentially
devastating diseases. Below is a list of routine
vaccinations for college students with current
Tetanus/diphtheria (Td) and
Once every 10 years for maintenance of immunity, and if
greater than five years when presenting for care of a
Two lifetime doses, required for matriculation at MTSU.
(State required first vaccine be given after 12 months
of age, not before).
Polio (IPOL IPV) -
Additional booster shot needed for access for travel to
some endemic regions and for some health care
Hepatitis A -
Recommended for most foreign travel situations.
Recently added as an optional routine pediatric
Hepatitis B -
Recommended three shot series for all students.
Yearly vaccination, recommended for all students to be
given between October and December. Strongly
recommended for any students with asthma or other
respiratory issues or any chronic diseases or those
that are pregnant.
For chicken pox preventation if never immunized: two
doses four to eight weeks apart.
Menactra Meningococcal Vaccine -
Recommended for prevention of the most potentially
devastating bacterial meningitis.
for more information about this vaccine and
Gardasil HPV -
Recommended for all women under age 26 to prevent the
strains fo HPV virus that are responsible for the
majority of cervical cancers and genital warts. (HPV
types 6, 11, 16, & 18).
for more information about this vaccine and
Recommended only for students with special needs
related to immune deficiency, chronic disease, or
Travel Vaccines -
Depending on itinerary, vaccines for countries with
vector borne diseased such as typhoid (see travel
clinic information above).
For a complete list of vaccination
prices, please check our