SHCS nurses and medical assistants administer vaccinations, provide lab slips for titer checks, and dispense advice about your immunization status. Some vaccines are available on a drop-in basis; others require an appointment with the travel nurse or a provider. If you need to be screened for TB, see Annual TB Requirement unless you have already met your annual requirement, in which case you may walk-in to Parnassus or Mission Bay during business hours.
Student Health will administer immunizations for students with UC SHIP as well as those who have waived UC SHIP. Different costs apply for each group. Please see our Price List to determine the cost for each immunization.
Immunizations administered on a drop-in basis:
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Tetanus/Pertussis (TdaP)
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Immunizations that require an appointment:
- Yellow Fever**
- Polio (injectable)
- Typhoid Oral
- Typhoid VI (injectable)
- Meningitis (Menomune)
- Meningitis (Menveo)
- Japanese Encephalitis
*Flu shots are available for medically-indicated students. UCSF Occupational health provides flu shot clinics for the campus. See Influenza Resources for flu information and Occupational Health for the clinic calendar.
**Yellow Fever – vaccine shortage
The U.S. and Canada are experiencing a shortage or are out-of-stock of the normal yellow fever vaccine distributed in the US (YF-Vax) while the manufacturer re-tools their production facilities. FDA approval has been given for Stamaril, the yellow fever vaccine used in Europe successfully for several years, while supply issues are resolved. SHCS is not able to stock Stamaril. (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/news-announcements/yellow-fever-vaccine-access)
To obtain yellow fever vaccination: Students enrolled in UC SHIP need a referral from SHCS and may seek vaccination from the Public Health Dept or another vaccine provider. The vaccine will be covered at 100% as it is at SHCS. The visit fee (if there is one) will also be covered 100%. You will need to pay out-of-pocket then submit for reimbursement.
How to I obtain reimbursement:
Mail: Student Health and Counseling Services
Attention: Resurrecion Alfonzo
500 Parnassus Avenue MU-H005 San Francisco, CA 94143
Email: [email protected]
NOTE: ONLY Yellow Fever vaccine is approved to be received outside SHCS. Please continue to obtain other vaccinations from SHCS.