Campus Health Precautions
The University of Southern California provides all of its students with access to a full range of medical and counseling services aimed at promoting health and preventing disease. The University Park Health Center, serving students on the University Park campus, maintains a crisis response team as well as a 24-hour triage nurse. Serving students enrolled in classes on the Health Sciences campus is the Eric Cohen Health Center, which also offers 24-hour on-call service.
To prevent the spread of communicable diseases on campus, the university has the following immunization requirements and recommendations:
- USC requires proof of measles (Rubeola) and mumps immunity from all new, incoming students.
- USC also requires all new, incoming international students to receive, or provide documentation of, a tuberculosis (PPD) skin test performed in the United States or Canada, within six months prior to enrollment at the university.
- The USC University Park Health Center strongly recommends that all incoming freshmen receive the meningococcal meningitis vaccination before they come to campus or as soon as possible after arrival.
- Other recommended immunizations include:
- Tetanus-diphtheria-pertusis booster - within the last 10 years
- Polio booster - completed childhood series
- Hepatitis A - two dose series
- Hepatitis B - three dose series
- Chicken Pox - two dose series
- PPD skin test for tuberculosis
- HPV - 3 dose series