The Health Center provides outpatient health care for Hampton University students. Health services are provided by a staff consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, medical laboratory technician and medical office personnel who are committed to maintaining a maximum level of wellness for each member of the University community. The mission of the Health Center is to provide culturally competent quality health care while promoting healthy lifestyles and behaviors through health promotion and disease prevention.
New Requirements for Immunizations
May 15, 2013
This information is to advise of the new requirements for immunizations. The Health Department for the City of Hampton Health District as of May 9, 2013 as directed by the Center for Disease Control has made these specific guidelines.
All students must follow these guidelines and meet the requirements for measles, mumps, rubella vaccines, and the meningococcal vaccine for college students.
In keeping with local and federal vaccine guidelines, the following is required:
- The first documented MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine must be exactly 12 months of age or after and before age 5 years.
- The required 2nd documented MMR vaccine must be noted as being given 30 days after the first MMR vaccine or later.
- Guidelines for the Meningococcal vaccine:
- Ages 11-18 years old, if the primary dose is given at age 12 years or younger a Meningococcal booster should be given at age 16.
- Give booster at age 16-18 years if the primary dose was given at age 13 through 15 years of age.
- Give booster if previous vaccine was given at age younger than 16 years for that age group of 19-21 years old that are attending their first year of college.
Our primary goal is and always has been the safety and wellbeing of our campus community. Review of submitted vaccine records will be specific for exact dates as required. As always our efforts are to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all involved.
Bert W. Holmes, Jr. MD.