Campus Health officials are auditing all student health records to ensure that each student complies with Oklahoma’s state immunization laws.
“I have obtained a complete list of all currently enrolled students and have checked each individual’s medical chart, one by one, to verify that these immunizations have been received and completed,” said Alyson Dent, student health clinic manager.
“If the student has not provided complete immunization records, we will be notifying them by email. If a student has any questions regarding this, they can contact the clinic and we will be happy to assist them.”
The immunizations required by the state for all students are two doses of the MMR vaccination and three doses of the Hepatitis B vaccination.
Students living on campus must have an updated Meningitis vaccination in addition to the vaccinations required by the state law, Dent said.
All required immunizations are offered at the Campus Health Clinic. For students with university insurance, the payment for the immunizations is covered completely. Those without university insurance are required to pay for the shots during their visit, but are still able to receive the full extent of these immunizations as they need.
“I think the OCU clinic is a great resource for immunizations and minor illnesses, as it is convenient to have access to the facility and staff at the clinic directly on campus within walking distance of class buildings and dorms,” said Abigail Padgett, nursing senior.
“In a pinch, I make appointments to be seen at the on-campus clinic, as I think the purpose they serve as being a fast and student friendly environment is accomplished. They provide same-day service, usually with a sick note for potential class absences.”
See a list of student vaccine requirements at okcu.edu/students/health/immunizations.