Student Health Services at The University of Texas Pan American is here to meet the health care needs of our students. The SHS staff administers a wide variety of vaccines to UTPA students, faculty and staff.
There are charges for all immunizations however they are well below the prices charged in the community health care setting.
Chickenpox (Varicela): For students who have not had chickenpox. Given in a two dose series 4 - 8 weeks apart.
Hepatitis A: Given as a two dose series with the second shot being given 6 months after the first.
Hepatitis B: Given as a three dose series with the second shot 30 days after the first shot and the third shot 5 months after the second shot.
Influenza (flu): Given as one dose usually in the Fall semester.
Measles/Mumps/Rubella: Given in a two dose series with at least 30 days between the first shot and the second shot.
Meningococcal Vaccine: Given as one dose
Tetanus / Diphtheria: Given as one dose for those who have not had a tetanus shot within the last 10 years.
Detailed information on all vaccines can be found at the CDC Information Resources page http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/.
Tuberculosis (TB) Testing
Student Health Services provides TB testing, interpretation, and documentation for students, faculty and staff. Referrals are made for those needing chest x-ray follow up or screening. Counseling and education is available as indicated by screening results.
Routine Physical Exams
Student Health Services provides physical exam services to meet the requirements of many programs on our campus. There is a wide variation in the requirements of the different programs thus your exam may range from a basic exam to an extensive exam including laboratory and vision testing.
You must bring your immunization records for the SHS staff to review for completeness during your exam. You may need immunizations or laboratory testing to meet immunization requirements of some programs.
There is no charge for the physical exam but you will be charged for any lab tests or immunizations needed to complete your exam requirements. Be sure to bring any forms to be completed that your program may require to be filled out or signed by our staff.
To schedule your physical or ask for more information, call Student Health Clinic at (956) 665-2511.