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All registered students are eligible for vaccines. There is no immunization requirement for admission to the college, however students are urged to update their immunization status. Upon transfer, many universities require MMR and Hepatitis B clearance as a condition of admission.

Vaccines are also available at the Loma Linda Travel Clinic, Wednesdays 1:30 - 4 pm, no appointment necessary. The clinic is located at Stewart and Anderson in Loma Linda. (909) 558-4594.

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Hepatitis B

A first generation immunization against Hepatitis B, this is the minimum immunization required for all health care professions. Anyone at high risk for exposure to body fluids including persons engaging in sexual contact should consider dual immunization as noted above. Hepatitis B is a serious disease and can be fatal. It is preventable with vaccination.

Number Required: 3
Cost per Injection: $50
Hepatitis B Quantitative Titer: $11 + $9 Venipuncture fee


Influenza Vaccine (Flu)

Influenza viruses change each year. Individuals should receive the new vaccine annually. Typically the flu shot is offered in the fall.

Number Required: 1
Cost per Injection: Free to Students


Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR)

Receiving two doses of measles vaccine significantly decreases the risk of measles outbreaks on college campuses.

Number Required:2
Cost per Injection: $115
MMR Titer: $28 + $9 draw fee



The Polio titer test is used to check for immunity to Polio. Polio is a viral disease that affects the nervous system and can cause partial or full paralysis. Polio vaccine doses in the US are typically received as infants through early childhood. MVC offers a titer test to check for antibodies.

Polio Titer: $47 + $9 draw fee


TB Skin Test (PPD) Mantoux

The TB test is required by many professions for employment. These include food service, health care, child care, and education. It can also be required for volunteer work. You must be able to return to the Health Center 48-72 hours after receiving the skin test for documentation of results.

Number Required: 1
Cost per Two-step Skin Test: $15


Tetanus, diptheria and pertussis (Tdap)

Most cases of tetanus and diphtheria occur in adults. The CDC recommends that ALL adults receive at least one Tdap and thereafter Td every ten (10) years.

Number Required: 1
Cost per Injection: $45


Varicella Immunization

This immunization is a series of two shots/doses that immunizes you against Varicella Zoster, or Chickenpox.

Number Required: 2
Cost per Injection: $190


Varicella Zoster Titer

This test will determine an antibody level for Varicella Zoster (Chickenpox). The lab titer test can be ordered at Health Services. It is offered through an independent lab at a student discount. Most individuals have developed immunity from contracting chickenpox during childhood. The Varicella vaccine is not available at Health Services, but if needed a referral source can be obtained.

Number Required: 1
Cost per Test: $10 + $9 draw fee


Frequent Questions

What is a titer?

A titer is a laboratory test that checks for the presence of antibodies in the blood stream. It is used to test for immunity or determine a need for vaccination.


Other Immunization Locations

Riverside Neighborhood Health Center
7140 Indiana Ave., Riverside, CA 92504 (see map)

Appointments: 1-800-720-9553
Clinic: (951) 358-6000 Fax #: (951) 358-6044

Open: 7:30 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday
Closed Weekends and all County Holidays