A. No. However, the Entrance Medical Record and Immunization Form (EMR) must be completed and returned prior to registration. You must be current on your immunizations.
A. All Oxford students must have the following required immunizations prior to matriculation:
Vaccinations recommended but not required:
A. Student Health Service offers all required immunizations.
A. You can check with your High School and see if they have a copy on file, you can be revaccinated or you can have serologic testing for all the antigens (a blood test). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports there is no evidence that adverse reactions are increased when these vaccines are given to a person who is already immune.
A. Before coming to Oxford, you may receive the immunizations from your local health department or a private physician. Oxford College Student Health Service maintains a stock of all required student immunizations. If you begin a multi-dose vaccination series prior to arrival at Oxford, you may complete the series at the Oxford Student Health Service. Immunizations are available also at the Emory Student Health Service Immunization Clinic (Atlanta campus) or the Newton County Health Department (locally). There is a fee for these vaccines.
A. Yes. If you provide your antigen and your injection schedule from your allergist, along with written permission from the allergist stating SHS nurse practitioners are authorized to oversee your allergy injection administration your allergy shots can be administered at the Student Health Service office on a fee-for-service basis. Please see our fee schedule. Epinephrine and other equipment and supplies to manage potential reactions are maintained on site.
A. The Oxford College Student Health Service has a dispensary for many medications used to treat common illnesses. However, for chronic conditions, patients will need to pick up their prescriptions at a local pharmacy of their choice. Additionally, the local Rite Aid pharmacy (770) 786-1131 offers prescription delivery to the on campus SHS office for student convenience. Students must make arrangements to pay for prescriptions prior to delivery by credit card over the phone or by leaving cash or check payment at the SHS reception desk for the prescription prior to the delivery. Please review your health insurance regarding requirements for prescriptions. Do you have to pay the full amount and then file a claim for reimbursement? What is your co-pay amount? You will need a current insurance wallet card to show the pharmacy if/when you pick up prescriptions.
A. You should check your OPUS "To Do List" to confirm that all your health documents have been received and that all immunization requirements have been met.