August is National Immunization Awareness Month designated by CDC. This annual observance brings us to remind everyone that on-time vaccine prevents diseases. This year, it also serves as an important reminder to catch up on routine wellness visits and vaccinations that may have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Each August, Philadelphia also sees an influx of college and graduate students entering or returning to campuses. All colleges require a complete immunization record, which is for the safety of students as well as the public.
Common Vaccinations and Doses for College Students – Simplified:
- MMR: two doses
- Varicella: two doses
- Hep B: three doses
- Meningococcal: one dose
- COVID vaccine: two doses
- TDAP: 1 dose every 10 years
- Tuberculosis Screening such as PPD
Don’t forget Flu vaccine on yearly basis, and COVID boosters.
myDoc Urgent Care provides primary care services that accept major commercial insurances so that you can count on us for wellness physicals and routine adult vaccination.
We encourage everyone to schedule your wellness physical and vaccine appointment with your healthcare providers this month.
To all college students: best of luck this school year. Have fun, be safe, and stay healthy. Keep myDoc Urgent Care in mind when you need healthcare services. We are here 7 days for you.