Based on the American College Health Association (ACHA) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Recommendations 1
UNM SHAC strongly supports the use of immunizations to protect the health of our student population.
SHAC recommendations are broken down into several categories. Category A and A1 vaccines take priority because the diseases they protect against are highly contagious and have the potential to cause severe illness.
Please note that many students may have received some or all of the recommended vaccines listed below. It is important to therefore keep a record of all previous vaccinations. In the state of New Mexico all students attending public school are required to have certain vaccines in order to attend school. This is true for many states throughout the country. We suggest that UNM students locate and keep record of all previous vaccines that they have received as well as maintain records of all the other vaccines they will receive throughout their lives.
SHAC suggests students without current vaccine records request them from the following people/places:
Students who have questions about vaccine recommendations or who would like to have their records reviewed by a SHAC provider are encouraged to do the following:
Category A (Priority)
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
Meningococcal (Men serogroups A, C, W and Y)
Hepatitis B (HepB)
Hepatitis A (HepA)
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Pneumococcal (Conjugate and Polysaccharide)
Meningococcal (serogroup B)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
Category D (Vaccines that are region-specific to International Travel)
UNM SHAC strongly supports the use of Tuberculosis screening of all incoming students (and testing where indicated) as a strategy for controlling and preventing infection in the college population. SHAC follows recommendations and guidelines provided by the American College Health Association (ACHA). 2
If any answer on the TB Screening Questionnaire is “yes,” SHAC recommends that these students make an appointment with the SHAC Allergy and Immunization clinic.
*Please note that HSC and Clinical Students have different requirements. Click here for the HSC page.
Note: SHAC offers an International Travel Clinic for all students, staff and faculty (and their adult family members). If you or your department are planning to travel abroad, the SHAC staff would like to be of assistance. We can help you with your travel health planning and immunizations. Click on the link above for more information.
SHAC Allergy & Immunization Phone: (505) 277-7925
1 American College Health Association (ACHA) (April 2016). Recommendations for Institutional Prematriculation Immunizations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR (28 January 2011). General Recommendations on Immunization CDC ACIP Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule United States 2016
2 American College Health Association (ACHA) (April 2014). Tuberculosis Screening and Targeted Testing of College and University Students