Vaccines & Titers

Most vaccines provided by Student Health Services are currently offered free of charge for UW Tacoma students.* With the exception of flu shots, vaccines and titers require an appointment. Please note some vaccine series require more than one dose to complete.

Vaccines provided

Some vaccines will incur costs. If a cost is involved, a minimum payment of $15 will due at the time of service and can be paid with debit or credit card, check or cash. We are not able to bill insurance for vaccination fees. Patients who pay the bill in full within 30 days of service will also receive a Prompt Pay 50% discount. Please contact us for current costs.

Vaccine

Doses per series

Cost per dose

Influenza Vaccine (Flu)

Once per year

Free

Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap)

Once every 10 years

Free

Pneumococcal Vaccine (pneumonia)

1-2 for high-risk groups

Free

Hepatitis A Vaccine (Hep A)

2

Call for cost

Hepatitis B Vaccine (Hep B)

3

Free

Meningococcal Vaccine (meningitis)

1

Free

Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine (MMR)

2

Free

 

Titers provided at SHS:

The following titers (blood tests verifying immunity to illnesses) are offered at a discounted rate for UW Tacoma students* and require an appointment. If insured, you may have titers billed to your insurance. Uninsured patients who pay the bill in full within 25 days of service receive a 40% discount.

Titer

UW Student Rate*

If paid within 25 days*

Hepatitis B Titer (Hep B)

$19

$12

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Titer (MMR)

$72

$42

Mumps Titer

$24

$14

Rubella Titer (German measles)

$24

$14

Rubeola Titer (measles)

$24

$14

Varicella Titer (chicken pox)

$23

$14

*Prices are subject to change without notice. Please contact SHS to confirm current pricing.

Vaccine & Titer FAQs

Do you offer tuberculosis (TB) screening services?

The following tuberculosis (TB) screening services are offered for UW Tacoma students.* An appointment is required. For lab services that are not provided free of charge, your insurance may be billed. Uninsured patients who pay their lab bill in full within 25 days of service receive a 40% discount.

TB Screening

Note

UW Student Rate*

If paid within 25 days*

PPD
(TB skin test injection)

Must be read 48-72 hours after placement; readings are not available on weekends. Placements on Wednesdays must be done before noon; placements are not available on Thursdays.

Free

Free

Quantiferon Gold
(TB blood test)

A blood test option for patients to confirm a recent positive PPD reading

$175

$105

Annual TB Symptom Check

For patients with a positive PPD reading in the past

Free

Free

Chest X-Ray

Can be ordered for completion at a nearby imaging clinic or hospital for patients with a recent positive PPD reading

Approximately $170

Approximately $100
(with same day cash discount)

*Prices are subject to change without notice.  Please contact SHS to confirm current pricing.

Do I need an appointment for vaccines or titers?

Flu vaccinations are available without an appointment on a walk-in basis. All other vaccinations (including tuberculosis/TB/PPD) require an appointment.

Making an appointment increases the likelihood that you can be seen quickly. Same-day appointments are often available. Walk-ins are seen on a space-available basis. Priority will be given to patients with scheduled appointments.

Do you provide rubeola titers or MMR vaccines that are required for registration? How much do they cost?

Yes. Rubeola titers and MMR vaccines (measles, mumps, and rubella) are offered at a discounted rate for UW Tacoma students.* These services require an appointment.

* Currently enrolled UW Tacoma students are eligible to receive all services, including those who fall under the Office of the Registrar's quarter-off eligibility policy. If you have been accepted to UW Tacoma but have not yet enrolled, you may be seen only for University-related immunization requirements.