Recent News & Announcements
To those who are new to the University of Houston, we would like to welcome you to our campus. If you are returning this term, welcome back.
Our aim is to assist you with your health-related questions and needs in the most accommodating and respectful way possible. We offer convenient and easily accessible comprehensive primary healthcare to the University of Houston students.
October 16, 2019
The Student Health Center recognizes the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently expanded its approval for the Gardasil 9 (HPV vaccine) for males and females aged 27 through 45.
The Student Health Center follows recommendations from both the FDA as well as the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Please note, ACIP does not recommend routine use of this vaccine for males and females older than 26 years.
Student Health Center clinicians will approach HPV vaccine recommendation as shared clinical decision making with patients and may consider discussing HPV vaccination with males and females aged 27 through 45 who are most likely to benefit.
The UH-System endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan and most other insurance companies currently accept claims for this vaccine administered to the expanded age range.
Crawford, C. (2019, July 3). ACIP Approves New Guidance on HPV, Pneumococcal Vaccines. Retrieved October 7, 2019, from https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190703acipjunemtg.html.
Human Papillomavirus Vaccination for Adults: Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices | MMWR. (2019, August 15). Retrieved October 7, 2019, from https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6832a3.htm.
Flu shots are now available at the UH Student Health Center to all UH students, faculty and staff. Cost is $35.
No out-of-pocket cost for students enrolled in the UHS endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan.
Call 713-743-5151 or go to the Healthy Coog Patient Portal
for UH students to make an appointment.
Key Facts About Influenza (Flu)
Why Get Vaccinated?
Vaccine Information Statement