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Vaccines to enter college? Help?
Bammeh posted:
I am a student(I did not know where else to post this) who is about to enter college! The college requires that I have the following Vaccines:

MMR - 2 doses
Measles - 2 doses
Mumps - 2 doses
Rubella - 2 doses
Varicella - 2 doses (It says if I was born after Jan 1, 1980 I do not need this.
Tetanus-Diptheria - 1 dose
Hepatits B - 3 doses

I currently Have:

DTP/DTaP/Ped DT/Td - 5 doses
Hep B - 3 doses
OPV/IPV - 4 doses
MMR - 2 doses.

So my question is, Do I need the individual measles, mumps, rubella vaccines if I got the MMR vaccine dose(s)?
And, Do I need the Varicella vaccine still? Even though I was born after 1980?

Thank you for your time!
Bammeh responded:
I'm sorry, it says I DO need the Varicella vaccine if I was born after 1980.

Any idea how much these cost?
phoenix31674 replied to Bammeh's response:
I don't see that you would need the individual Measles, mumps, rubella ones if you have the MMR. You should call the school to confirm.

As for the varicella one, cost is going to vary based on where you live, what sort of insurance you have, etc. Some cities have community health clinics where you can get vaccines - or at least they did back in the early 90s. Not sure if stuff like that got the ax with recent budget cuts. From the CDC site their charge is roughly $70 while it's $83 in the private sector. If you are still on your parents' insurance, insurance should cover it.

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