Immunization Facts


  • COVID-19 is a disease caused by a virus named SARS-CoV-2. It spreads when an infected person breathes out droplets and very small particles that contain the virus.
  • COVID-19 vaccines are effective and safe. Mild side effects after a COVID-19 vaccine are common.

Influenza (Flu)

  • The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs.
  • The CDC recommends an annual flu vaccination for everyone 6 months & older.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

  • HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. It is spread through intimate skin-to-skin contact.
  • It is recommended to get vaccinated at age 9 in both boys and girls. If not already vaccinated, the CDC recommends vaccination through age 26.


  • Meningococcal disease refers to any illness caused by bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis.
  • College students are at a higher risk for contracting this disease.
  • The CDC recommends meningococcal vaccination for all preteens and teens.


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