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Student Health Services

Immunizations

You have access to a full range of vaccines, including those required by the university.

Schedule an Appointment Online 

Or call 803-777-9511. 

Use MyHealthSpace to make an appointment, view your wellness records, message with your doctor to ask questions and more.

 

Allow Extra Time

You may need to wait 15 minutes after your vaccine to make sure you don't have any reactions.

 

Required Immunizations

You must enter your immunizations in the "Medical Clearances" portion of sc.edu/myhealthspace and click on "Immunizations Record" and attach supporting documentation signed by a medical provider before orientation. (Note: You can take a photo of your documentation with your phone and upload the photo). Please also enter your immunization dates and vaccine types in the "Medical Clearances" portion for each vaccine received. You will not be able to register for classes until we have your required immunizations on file. The required immunizations include: 

1. MMR Vaccine (two doses)
You'll need two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR), or positive blood titer reports. Please record these on sc.edu/myhealthspace in the "Medical Clearances" portion.

2. Meningococcal Vaccine
You'll need the meningococcal vaccine to prevent meningitis if you are younger than 21. If you've had a meningitis vaccine but it's more than five years old, you'll need a booster. Please record these on sc.edu/myhealthspace in the "Medical Clearances" portion.

3. TB Risk Screening Question
Complete the questionnaire found on sc.edu/myhealthspace in the "Medical Clearances" portion. 

Exemptions
You can only be exempt from fulfilling immunization requirements if:

  • You have a permanent medical contraindication.
  • You have conflicting religious beliefs.
  • You are enrolled in only distance education courses.

You will need to provide proof of your exemption status.

 

Transfer students

Transfer students must request immunizations from their current college or university and have them sent to UofSC. The University of South Carolina cannot access immunization records from other campuses, including those within the UofSC system. 

 

Recommended Immunizations

We recommend all students get these preventive vaccines for their overall health and well-being.

  • Gardasil (all students younger than 26)
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Meningococcal Group B

 

Allergy Shots

You can get your allergy shots without leaving campus.

Bring In Your Own Serum
You must bring in your own allergy serum, which must be mixed and prescribed by your allergist. 

After Your Injection
You must wait in the office 30 minutes after your allergy shots.

Cost
We charge a fee for this service. Call 803-777-3174 for information about fees based on your allergy shot schedule.


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