Fairmont State University Health Services
|Monday||9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||9:a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Friday||9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Student Health Service
3rd Floor, Falcon Center
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
From your pediatrician or primary care provider, local health department or a local pharmacy.
Marion County Health Department offers all mandatory immunizations for no charge with insurance. If you do not have insurance, it is $25.
You may submit an MMR and varicella titer to test immunity. A titer is a test that is done by drawing a sample of blood. A provider at student health can write an order for this and then you will need to take the order to the lab to get the test completed. A negative test result indicates you are not immune and must receive the full vaccination series. Those with no proof of the other required vaccinations must complete the full vaccination series for each. Upload a document to the portal when you have started the vaccination process and when you complete it.
West Virginia does not grant non-medical exemptions for immunizations. Non-medical exemptions have been associated with increased occurrence of vaccine-preventable outbreaks originating in and spread through schools.
Medical exception forms are available at student health and the form must be filled out by the student’s primary care provider.
If you attend Fairmont State University in an all-virtual capacity, you may qualify for an exemption from the immunization requirements by completing the Immunization Exemption Request for Virtual Learners form and submitting it to Student Health Services at email@example.com at least fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the start of classes.
Upload all required immunization documentation through your secure student health portal, pyramed. You may access this through your Fairmont State student portal
This vaccine protects against measles, mumps, and rubella and prevents the complications that follow. College students are at risk for contracting these diseases as they live in close quarters to one another. According to the CDC, the vaccine usually protects those from measles and rubella for life. Some must receive additional boosters to provide protection against mumps as it can wear off over time. CDC - MMR
There are 2 MMR doses, given 28 days apart.
Fairmont State University will require you to obtain an additional two doses, with the second immunization administrated no earlier than 28 days after the first dose and a repeat titer drawn at least 30 days later. This follows the recommendations of the CDC.
Those who have had an allergic reaction to a previous dose or vaccine component.
Those who have a severe immunodeficiency (hematologic and solid tumors, receipt of chemotherapy, congenital immunodeficiency, long-term immunosuppressant therapy, or those with HIV who are severely compromised)
Those who are pregnant.
According to the CDC, chickenpox is extremely contagious. The vaccination ensures your protection and the communities. It is important to consider the populations that cannot be immunized such as those with severe allergies and those who are pregnant.
You must prove immunity or show proof that you have been immunized. Proof can be shown by receiving a titer. A history of having the disease is not considered proof of immunity.
You must repeat the full vaccination series. There are 2 injections, given at least 28 days apart.
There are 2 Varicella injections, given 28 days apart.
Those who have had a life-threatening allergic reaction to a previous dose of the varicella vaccine or any ingredient of the vaccine, including gelatin or antibiotic neomycin.
People who are moderately or severely ill at the time the shot is scheduled. The individual should reschedule their appointment.
Women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. They should wait until after they have given birth.
According to the CDC, spores of tetanus are found in dust, soil, and manure. Spores enter the body through broken skin by contaminated objects. Though tetanus is not contracted person to person, its consequences can be fatal.
Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough)
The CDC recommends adults receive a booster dose of the vaccine every 10 years.
Vaccination and good wound care will help an individual from contracting tetanus. Wash your hands and clean all minor wounds, such as cuts or scrapes thoroughly.
No, Tdap is the required immunization.
It is spread from person to person and can invade a person’s brain and spinal cord. It can cause paralysis and possibly death. It is transmitted through droplets from an infected person's sneeze or cough. It can also be transmitted through the intestines if a person comes in contact with another’s feces.
There are 3 injections. The first, you receive at any time. The second dose is received 1-2 months after the first, and the third dose is received 6 to 12 months after the second.
More than likely yes. To attend public school in the United States, you must receive these vaccinations. Most children receive the first dose of the vaccine at 2 months old. This must be proved by evidence of vaccination.
This disease is spread through person-to-person contact through respiratory secretions. Those at risk of contracting the disease include those within the same household, roommates, and those in contact with another’s oral secretions. There is a greater risk within the college population.
There are 2 injections. At least 8 weeks in between. The last dose must be given within the last 5 years prior to starting at Fairmont State University.
It is spread through skin-to-skin contact. HPV can be contracted by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who is infected with the virus.
No. This vaccine is highly suggested and encouraged for all college students to receive.
No. The vaccine prevents cancers in both men and women.
No. This vaccine is highly recommended and encouraged for all students to receive.
Vaccination will prevent you from having serious side effects from the virus. Getting vaccinated also has the benefits of protecting those you come in contact with. There is no way to determine if someone with the virus is going to have life-threatening side effects from it.
Contact student health services or a local pharmacy in your area to determine if they have vaccinations available.
Side effects are normal as they ensure your body is building protection against the virus. Common side effects include pain, redness, and swelling in the arm the shot was received in. Tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, and nausea are all common.
No. The vaccine does not come in contact with the nucleus of the cell, which is where DNA is stored. The types of vaccines recommended in the United States include messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines and a viral vector vaccine. These vaccines instruct cells to recognize the virus and build protection against it.