Information, courtesy of: Hall Health’s Immunization Clinic
As of April 18th, Public Health — Seattle & King County has identified 34 (possible and confirmed) cases of mumps at UW. More cases are expected as the outbreak across King County and Washington State continues.
If you have questions or concerns about the mumps, stop by Hall Health or contact your regular health care provider.
Read more at Mumps at UW: Guidance for Students
HPV is the most common STI in the world – an estimated 80% of people will have it at some point in their lives. Some strains of HPV can lead to cancer and genital warts.
- If you’re between the ages of 19 and 26, your insurance likely covers 100% of the cost of the HPV vaccine series.
- A series of three HPV vaccines can protect you against cervical cancer, genital warts, and other types of cancers.
Thankfully, you can protect yourself with the HPV vaccine. #Aimfor3
Flu shot update
Hall Health Center has the 2016-17 flu vaccine in stock and available on a walk in basis for students and established patients as of September 14, 2016.
Please check in at the Patient Service Center before going to the Immunization Clinic.
Health insurance will be billed directly. To determine if services at Hall Health Center are covered under your insurance plan, visit our insurance information page.
Flu vaccine information
- The influenza season in the Northwest can begin in late October or early November. Because of this, September is a good month to get your flu shot.
- 2016-17 flu vaccine strains include Influenza A: H1N1, H3N2, and Influenza B: Yamagata lineage, and Victoria lineage virus. It is a quadrivalent (4 types) preservative-free vaccine formula. We also offer a high-dose vaccine for people over the age of 65.
- Nasal mist (Flumist™) is no longer offered at Hall Health. See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information
- Patients 6 months and older should get an injectable flu vaccine
CDC’s influenza page
Washington State Department of Health influenza information
CDC’s information on self-care when you have the flu
MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) immunizations are available at Hall Health’s Immunization Clinic. If you have had two doses of measles or the MMR vaccine but do not have documentation, you could have a titer, which is a blood test to confirm immunity. We can bill many insurance plans. Please check with your insurance plan before you come in to the clinic to see if the cost of these services are covered by your benefits.
Read about the UW Measles Requirement