Recommended Immunizations

Your health, well-being, and safety is our concern.

Based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College Health Association, USF Health Promotion Services strongly encourages students to be vaccinated for the following:


Disease Recommendation Additional Reading*
Hepatitis A Recommended for individuals traveling to countries with a high prevalence of Hepatitis A. This includes Central American, South America, Asia (except Japan), Africa, and Eastern Europe Download PDF: Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B Recommended for children, adolescents, and adults who did not get the vaccine when they were younger Download PDF: Hepatitis B Vaccine
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Approved for males and females age 9-26 years old Download PDF: Genital HPV: The Facts
Meningococcal Disease (Meningitis) Strongly recommended for freshman residing in University housing Download PDF: Meningococcal Vaccines
Tetanus A booster shot is needed once every ten years

Download PDF: Tetanus, Diptheria Pertussi (Tdap) Vaccine

Download PDF: Tetanus and Diptheria Vaccine (Td)

Polio Recommended for individuals traveling to regions where polio is common. This includes some but not all of the countries in Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East Download PDF: Polio Vaccine
Varicella (Chickenpox) Anyone who has never had the disease or been immunized against it should receive this vaccination Download PDF: Chickenpox Vaccine


* Additional Readings are CDC Vaccine Information Statements