Vaccination is an important personal and public health tool to prevent serious disease and even some cancers. It’s not only for kids—many University students need either an initial (primary) series of certain vaccines and/or boosters.
The SHC is dedicated to helping you get the best protection by having vaccines available in most medical units for easy access. You can schedule an appointment for vaccines or receive most vaccines during another routine healthcare appointment.
» Want to know what vaccines you need? Check out the CDC vaccine recommendations.
Vaccines Available at the SHC
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) and Td
- Varicella (chicken pox)
- Zoster (shingles) for age 50 and older
- Others depending on indication
Travel vaccines are given as part of a comprehensive Travel Medicine visit to help you be as healthy as possible throughout your travels. You should schedule travel appointments at least 4-6 weeks before travel in most circumstances.
How to Get Vaccinated
- Nursing visits: You can book just a vaccine visit with a nurse if that’s all you need.
- Primary Care or GYN Health visits: Even if you are coming in for something else, you can get a vaccine or two as needed at the same visit.
- Allergy, Immunology and Travel visits: These may be visits more focused on multiple vaccines or for specialized vaccines as part of a travel visit. Appointments vary depending on what is needed.
- NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance covers all vaccines at no cost to you.
- If you have alternate health insurance, you might still be able to receive vaccines at the SHC. Check with your insurance carrier first to make sure you understand any costs associated with the vaccines, co-insurance, or deductibles.