Immunizations and Testing
The Health Center offers immunizations to Cypress College students, faculty and staff. We provide immunizations for T-Dap and Hepatitis B.
The procedure is simple. If you request an immunization, once you sign in you are given an informational flyer about that particular immunization. You are then required to read the flyer, answer a few basic health questions and, if there are no problems or contraindications, the immunization is administered. If you have experienced a severe reaction to an immunization in the past, we will be unable to immunize you at the Health Center. You will then be referred to a physician. The fee scale for immunizations is listed below.
T-Dap: Cost No Charge for students; $18.00 for staff
Most people receiving Tetanus shots come in needing only one injection, the infamous booster shot. Once given, it is good for 10 years.
HEPATITIS B: No Charge for students
The Hepatitis B series consists of 3 injections; the initial injection, a second injection 1 (one) month later and a third injection 6 (six) months later.
FLU SHOTS: Cost No Charge for students; $10.00 for staff
Flu shots are administered in the fall/winter season, usually from October to December. Watch for alerts prior to flu season.
Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Testing
No charge to registered students
No charge to all full-time faculty and staff
$10 for all part-time faculty and staff
Immunization information can be found at cdc.gov
When can you get a TB Skin Test?
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 9:00 am – 12 pm & 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Fridays 8:00 am - 12 pm.
You must then return to the Health Center 48-72 hours so that the test can be read (checked). At that time you will receive a copy of your test results.
NOTE: NO TB SKIN TESTS ARE PERFORMED ON THURSDAYS ON DAYS WHEN A TB READING WOULD FALL ON A HOLIDAY OR DURING THE SUMMER SESSION.
Who should NOT have a TB Skin Test?
Anyone who has had a positive TB Skin Test in the past or BCG vaccination may be referred for a chest x-ray.
Anyone referred for a Chest X-ray after a TB Skin Test
Anyone receiving a Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) or Measles, Rubella (MR) immunization within 1 (one) month of requesting a TB Skin Test