Student Health Service provides the immunizations (vaccines) required for the health and safety of students and patients on site. Detailed pre-registration requirements are available in the pre-registration brochures below.
2013 - 2014 Preregistration Brochure
View Health Requirements Fee Schedule
To receive immunizations, please see Elsa Cadena, R.N., who is located in the main Student Health Service office, 60 Haven Avenue, Ground Floor. If Elsa is unavailable, another nurse will assist you.
All full-time and part-time Columbia University Medical Center students are required to be immune to measles (rubeola), mumps, and rubella as a condition of enrollment. According to New York State law, you must also sign the Meningococcal Response Form. Non-clinical students (SPH, GSAS, Institute of Human Nutrition) submit this form online at registration. Clinical students must return their signed form to the SHS clinical office. The form is available either in the pre-registration brochure or can be downloaded here.
For more information on the vaccine, follow the links below.
Center for Disease Control Vaccine and Disease Information
CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
Gardasil (Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine)
Gardasil vaccine is available in the SHS at no charge for those students enrolled in the Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan.
The 3 vaccine doses are given over six months according to the following schedule:
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