Immunizations/Vaccines are important for:

  • Preventing communicable diseases
  • Preventing life-threatening illness
  • Avoiding long absences from school due to quarantine and illness
  • Personal health and safety
  • Transferring to most colleges and universities
  • While immunizations are not required at PCC, we highly recommend the ones listed below in preparation for your arrival at PCC

Please have copies of your childhood immunization records available, if they are in a non-English language it is recommended to have a notarized translation made of the document(s). If unable to obtain proof of vaccinations, you can obtain vaccines or blood titer tests that can show immunity at PCC Student Health Services.

Immunizations/Vaccines & TB clearance that will be required at universities are:

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
Must have 2 doses with the first dose being on or after your first birthday or Blood titer tests that show immunity
Varicella (Chickenpox)
Must have 2 doses with the first dose being on or after your first birthday or Blood titer tests that show immunity
Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis)

The requirement is Tdap, not Td or DTaP, one dose on or after age 7 years


Meningitis Vaccine MCV4 is required for all students 21 years or younger

Most recent dose must be on or after the 16th birthday [this vaccine is not available at PCC]

Tuberculosis (TB)
TB clearance will also be required - this can be done by obtaining a Tuberculin Skin Test or a TB Blood test (recommended if history of BCG/TB Vaccine), either Quantiferon Gold or T-SPOT; both of these tests can be obtained through PCC Student Health Services for a low cost fee.
Other Vaccines

The following vaccines are recommended:

  • Hepatitis B series
  • HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) series
  • Hepatitis A series
  • Influenza (flu) annual vaccine

Please visit  Student Health Services (D-105) or contact them at 626-585-7244 for questions or to make an appointment for immunization review.