Immunizations
 
Information About Primary Vaccines Available at Foothill Health Services
External Links About Primary Vaccines
 
Important Resources
 
Immunizations are available to all registered Foothill College students, and may incur a fee. (Call Health Services at (650) 949-7243 for current fees. Fees are subject to change. ):
 
Measles, mumps, and rubella (given as one injection)
Tetanus/diptheria (Td) or Tentanus/pertussis/diphtheria (Tdap)
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Human Papilloma Virus
Influenza
Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test (PPD) — for exposure to tuberculosis,
This is not a vaccine.
Varicella (Chicken Pox) immunization
 
International students: the following immunizations (or written proof of having received the vaccine) are required for enrollment, and may incur a fee:
 
Measles, mumps, and rubella (given as one injection); and a Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test (PPD)—for exposure to tuberculosis, this is not a vaccine.
 
Foothill College Health Services is open from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and
2 – 4:30 p.m.
Immunizations are given at any time except for the Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD), which is administered ONLY on Mon. and Tue. mornings from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., and read on Wed. and Thurs. mornings from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
 
Are there any health risks from any vaccine?
Vaccines are among the safest medicines available. Two common side effects are a sore arm or a low-grade fever. A vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing a severe allergic reaction. Please let us know in advance if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a medication.
 
However, the potential risks associated with the diseases these vaccines prevent are much greater than the potential risks associated with the vaccines themselves.
 
Women who are pregnant or who are likely to become pregnant within 3 months should not receive the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine.
  • Santa Clara County Department of Public Health—
    Immunization Program

    Main Clinic:
    Park Alameda
    976 Lenzen Avenue
    (408) 792-5200
     
    Other clinic locations include: East Valley Clinic (San Jose), South County Clinic (San Martin), Fair Oaks Clinic (Sunnyvale).
     
  • Santa Clara County Department of Public Health Travel Clinic:
    976 Lenzen Avenue, Suite 1300
    San Jose, CA 95126
    (408) 792-5200
     
  • OR visit the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health Web site: www.scctravelclinic.org
     
  • Adult Immunization Schedule
    www.cdc.gov.nip/recs/adult-schedule.pdf
    http://www.cdc.gov/nip/
     
  • Immunization Action Coalition (approx. 22 languages)
    www.immunize.org/vis/index.htm
     
  • Traveler's Health Web Page
    www.cdc.gov/travel/index.htm
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