Immunizations

Covid-19 Vaccinations

The California State University (CSU) requires that faculty, staff, and students who will be accessing campus facilities at any university location must be immunized against COVID-19, and those that are eligible, must also receive a COVID-19 booster vaccination.  Booster vaccinations must occur within 6 months of an individual's second regular COVID-19 vaccination (or 2 months in the case of Johnson and Johnson vaccines).  Students, staff, and faculty must indicate their status or successfully qualify for a medical or religious exemption prior to accessing campus facilities.  You can see more detailed information here:

Campus Ready Guidance

Students should upload proof of Covid-19 vaccination, including booster shots if eligible (photo of vaccination card) through the campus health portal.  To submit your vaccination card, sign in to your Humboldt account and do the following:

Click here to get into the Health Portal

Go to: Document Upload 

Choose Documentation Type: Covid Vaccination Card

Standard Immunizations

Avoid a Hold on your Registration!

We strongly encourage you to complete your immunizations with your primary care provider prior to coming to Cal Poly Humboldt. 

Your primary care provider will be able to bill your insurance. However, if you are unable to do the the required immunizations before you start at Humboldt, the vaccines can be obtained at the Health Center for a fee. Fees for immunizations will be billed to your student account. We do not bill insurance. A hold will be placed on your ability to register for classes unless the health center has copies of your immunization records. Please note that even if you gave them to Admissions as part of your transcripts, you still need to file them with the health center.

Immunization Requirements for students entering Fall 2022:

The California State University (CSU) is committed to the protection of health and wellness of all students. To comply with this overarching goal, CSU campuses implement procedures to ensure that students are educated about and receive immunizations to prevent potentially serious and contagious diseases. Immunizations, Screening Requirements, and Recommendations are adopted from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) IMMUNIZATION & SCREENING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS. 

CSU students are REQUIRED to obtain the following Immunizations & Screenings:

      • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR): Two (2) doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday; OR positive titer (laboratory evidence of immunity to disease)
      • Hepatitis B (Hep B): Students age 18 and younger (CA Health & Safety Code, Sec. 120390.5)
      • Varicella (Chickenpox): Two (2) doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday; OR positive titer. History of contracting the disease does not suffice.
      • Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap): One (1) dose after 7 years of age.
      • Meningococcal conjugate (Serogroups A, C, Y, & W‐135): One (1) dose on or after age 16 for all students who are ages 21 years or younger.
      • Tuberculosis Screening/Risk Assessment (TB): Students will complete a questionnaire and any follow-up requirements.

Immunization Recommendations (students are encouraged to discuss with their provider):

      • Hepatitis A (Hep A): All students regardless of age.
      • Hepatitis B (Hep B): Students age 19 and older.
      • Human papillomavirus (HPV): Women and men through 26 years of age.
      • Influenza (Flu): Annually for all students regardless of age.
      • Meningococcal B (Meningitis B): Students age 16 – 23 who elect vaccination after discussion with their healthcare provider.
      • Meningococcal conjugate (Meningitis): Students up to 23 years of age.
      • Pneumococcal: For students with certain medical conditions (e.g., severe asthma, diabetes, chronic liver or kidney disease)
      • Poliovirus (Polio): Regardless of age, if the series was not completed as a child.
      • Immunizations for international travel based on destination.

Additional Requirements for those who are engaged in Fieldwork or Clinical Placements 

All students enrolled in health care fields of study or teacher education programs are required to provide documentation regarding the completion of immunizations and health screenings as established by the state licensing agencies or clinical placement sites or fieldwork sites.  Students should contact the academic program for the specific required immunizations, health screenings (e.g., TB screening and physical examination) and any other fieldwork or clinical placement requirements.

Student Health Center Immunization Hours:

 

Humboldt Student Health Center Immunization Hours and TB testing

During the academic year, Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00am-11:30 am & 1pm-3:00pm:

    • Call for an appointment during our open hours

Vaccines available at the Student Health Center

    • MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella): Required—See Immunizations/Avoid a Hold on Your Registration
    • Hepatitis B: Required—See Immunizations/Avoid a Hold on Your Registration
    • Hepatitis A: 2 shots over 6 months, recommended for travel
    • Td (Tetanus and diphtheria) and Tdap (adult Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis): Should be updated every 5-10 years
    • “Meningitis vaccines”: Advised especially for those living in student housing
    • Some vaccines may be available for individual ordering, such as Meningococcus B, Typhoid or Rabies. Please inquire at the Health Center

Price List for Immunizations

If done at the Student Health Center, you will be charged a fee as we do not bill insurance.  If you have insurance you may be able to get recommended vaccinations through retail pharmacies at no or low cost.

 

The Public Health Department of Humboldt County, Eureka

Phone: 707-268-2108 Call for appointments

NEW! The Public Health Department of Humboldt County is now providing low cost immunizations for adults that are either uninsured or underinsured with their VFA program (vaccines for adults). Potential recipients are required to fill out a screening form to assess eligibility. Under the VFA program the following vaccines are available at low cost: HPV, MMR, Tdap, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Menactra (Meningitis ACWY), in addition to several others.

Public Health accepts Medi-Cal or Partnership Health in Humboldt County.

 Price list of vaccinations at Public Health Clinics

 

Local Pharmacies:

Vaccinations are also available at local pharmacies and they are able to bill insurance.  Consult your local pharmacy for more details.

 

Tuberculosis (TB) testing at the Student Health Center:

If you are an Humboldt student who is required to have a TB test as part of your employment or program, or otherwise suspect that you need testing, we can accommodate you if you come in during designated “TB testing” hours (on our website and posted on the Health Center front door). Testing for TB exposure can be done in one of two ways, depending on availability, cost and other factors: by TB Skin Test (TBST), or by a blood test known as an IGRA test (one form of IGRA is known as “Quantiferon Gold”). The TBST is the cheapest and best known, though not the most accurate. When a TBST is performed, a small amount of liquid containing bits of the purified protein derivative is injected just under the skin; the person being tested then returns to have the test “read” 48 to 72 hours later. At the Student Health Center, your Student financial account will be charged $10 for the TB Skin Test. The Quantiferon blood test can more accurately test for tuberculosis exposure and can be done at the SHC lab. Cost is approximately fifty dollars. If you’re not sure which test you need, come in and discuss it with our staff.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection affecting the lungs (and sometimes other organs). In its active form, it is extremely contagious, and is one of the biggest ongoing killers of human beings in the world. In some countries known as endemic areas, including much of the underdeveloped world, many people are infected or at high risk for becoming infected. In the United States, people in some occupations or other settings are at high risk for exposure and infection with tuberculosis, and US citizens can become exposed while traveling in endemic areas. While most cases of tuberculosis are treatable with certain antibiotics, in some parts of the world the germ is becoming resistant to all current antibiotics, making it more important than ever for the disease to be prevented and/or detected at an early stage when it is most treatable. For more information: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/

 

How to Submit your immunization records 

Fill out the Immunization Form through the Secure Health Portal*

This is a two-step process. You must complete the Immunization History Form* and upload a copy of your immunizations through the Secure Health Portal.

*Note: please document all immunizations completed, even if not currently required.

(Please note: The Health Center's Secure Health Portal is not to be confused with the Campus Portal - these are two separate systems. The Health Portal’s address is Health.Humboldt.edu)

Go to the Health Portal:

  1. 'My Forms' tab and enter your immunizations
  2. Upload a copy of your immunizations

There will be a form for you to fill out called “Immunizations” (a copy of which is linked above). Please fill this out and click Submit.
You will also need to UPLOAD an image of your immunizations to the portal. Click the document upload tab to upload the file. Easiest way to accomplish this is to take a picture with your cell-phone and upload the image. Your hold will be lifted within 1-2 hours of submission of your immunization documentation.

BOTH THE IMMUNIZATION FORM AND DOCUMENT UPLOAD WILL NEED TO BE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO AVOID A HOLD ON YOUR ACCOUNT.

If you are submitting an EXEMPTION to a required immunization, complete the exemption form in the Health Portal (e.g., Exemption Form for Standard Immunizations and/or the COVID-19 Immunization).  Please note that only MEDICAL exemptions are allowable for standard immunizations.  In other words, RELIGIOUS exemptions are not applicable to standard immunizations.  Either MEDICAL or RELIGIOUS exemptions are permitted in regard to the COVID-19 immunization.  In the case of Medical Exemptions, ask your healthcare professional to complete the below form.  Medical exemptions cannot be granted without this documentation.

Click to Download: Certificate of Medical Exemption (form to be completed by your healthcare professional)

If you are having problems, please call 707-826-3146 or send an email to health@humboldt.edu with your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions about Immunizations/Holds on Registration

Why do I have a hold on my registration?

If you do not provide your immunization records in the 2 step process described above, including proof of vaccination against COVID-19, a registration HOLD will be placed on your account. The registration HOLD will be removed only after the records are received at the Student Health Center. If you have questions, please contact us at (707) 826-3146 or send an email to health@humboldt.edu 

 

Where can I get vaccinations?

Price list of vaccinations at Public Health Clinics

Humboldt Student Health Center Immunization Hours and TB testing

Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00am-11:30 am & 1pm-3:00pm:

If done at the Student Health Center, you will be charged a fee as we do not bill insurance.  If you have insurance you may be able to get recommended vaccinations through retail pharmacies at no or low cost.

 

The Public Health Department of Humboldt County, Eureka

Phone: 707-268-2108 Call for appointments

NEW! The Public Health Department of Humboldt County is now providing low cost immunizations for adults that are either uninsured or underinsured with their VFA program (vaccines for adults). Potential recipients are required to fill out a screening form to assess eligibility. Under the VFA program the following vaccines are available at low cost: HPV, MMR, Tdap, and Varicella.

Public Health accepts Medi-Cal or Partnership Health in Humboldt County.

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How do I check to see if my records have been received?

If you have mailed or faxed your records in, please allow 2 weeks for processing and it will be marked as complete. If you use the quick online method available at http://www.humboldt.edu/immunizations to enter your dates AND upload a copy of your form as instructed, the requirement should be marked complete and
any holds removed overnight (within 1 business day); depending on the method, you can check your task list to see if the item has been marked complete after the time has elapsed, and if it still appears contact the Health Center by calling (707) 826-3146 or emailing health@humboldt.edu