Hepatitis A & B
- The Hepatitis A vaccine prevents a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV).
- The Hepatitis B vaccine can prevent hepatitis B. Because Hepatitis B has been linked to primary liver cancer, the Hepatitis B vaccine has been recognized as the first anti-cancer vaccine.
- The meningitis vaccine can prevent 4 types of meningococcal disease, including 2 of the 3 types most common in the United States and a type that causes epidemics in Africa. Meningococcal disease is a serious illness, caused by a bacteria that may cause an infection of fluid surrounding the brain and the spinal cord.
- The flu (or influenza) vaccine can prevent a contagious disease caused by the influenza virus, which spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing. Influenza viruses are always changing. Therefore, influenza vaccines are updated every year, and an annual vaccination is recommended.
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
- MMR vaccine can prevent the Measles virus which causes rash, cough, runny nose, eye irritation, and fever. Measles can also lead to ear infection, pneumonia, seizures (jerking and staring), brain damage, and death.
- MMR vaccine can prevent the Mumps virus which causes fever, headache, and swollen glands. Mumps can also lead to deafness, meningitis (infection of the brain and spinal cord covering), painful swelling of the testicles or ovaries, and, rarely, death.
- MMR vaccine can prevent the Rubella virus which causes rash, mild fever, and arthritis (mostly in women). If a woman gets rubella while she is pregnant, she could have a miscarriage or her baby could be born with serious birth defects.
Tetanus (T-dap, Td)
- The tetanus vaccine prevents Tetanus which is caused by a germ that enters the body through a cut or wound. Tetanus causes serious, painful spasms and rigidity of the skeletal muscles. This neuromuscular dysfunction can be fatal. Tdap vaccine prevents Tetanus as well as pertussis or whooping cough. Whooping cough is a very contagious respiratory infection.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- The HPV vaccine is indicated for females and males ages 9-26 to prevent cervical cancer and genital warts caused by HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18. These strains of HPV are responsible for approximately 70% of all cervical cancer and 90% of genital wart cases.
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Across the street from Baxley Hall
(east side of University Blvd)
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Student Health Services
Coastal Carolina University
251 University Boulevard
Conway, South Carolina 29526