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College & Young Adults

College & Young AdultsMost vaccines are given early in childhood, but college students and young adults need certain immunizations, too.  These vaccines are specifically recommended for young adults ages 19-24:

  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine protects against bacterial meningitis and may be required for some college freshmen or other students living in a dorm.
  • Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis, or whooping cough.
  • HPV vaccine protects against the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes most cases of cervical and anal cancers, as well as genital warts.
  • Seasonal flu vaccine.

If you are leaving the country to study abroad or go on school break, you may need certain vaccines before you travel – find out which vaccines you may need before you leave