Last reviewed: October 16, 2023

Columbia Health provides vaccination services for most current Columbia Morningside and Manhattanville students, most Teachers College students, and some students from Jewish Theological Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary.

Who can get vaccinations? How much do they cost?

Most routine vaccines are available at no additional cost for students who have paid the Full-Time Columbia Health and Related Services Fee (CHRSF). For students who have not paid the Full-Time CHRSF, vaccines are still available for a fee. Visit the Service Fees page for pricing.

Travel vaccines are available at reduced cost to all students. Visit the Service Fees page for pricing. Please note that because these vaccines are optional, they are not covered by the CHRSF or health insurance unless otherwise indicated.  

How do I get a routine vaccine?

All vaccines, please call 212-854-7426 to make an vaccination appointment with a nurse, including for COVID-19

How do I get a travel vaccine?

Please email [email protected] to request an appointment or visit our Travel Medicine page for more information about your health while traveling. 

What vaccines do you provide?

Pre-matriculation MMR Vaccine or Blood Test at Columbia

If you are unable to locate your immunization documentation, Medical Services offers the MMR vaccine and titer (blood) test.

The vaccine and blood test should be completed at least 30 days prior to registering for classes. Please note that the results of the blood test may take 3-5 business days.

Costs for meeting the pre-matriculation requirements at Medical Services:

  • $150 for the MMR Titer
  • $180 for each MMR Dose

All fees must be paid before the titer or vaccine are received and please note that the Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan does not cover vaccines required to meet pre-matriculation requirements.

Routine vaccines:

  1. Flu/Influenza
  2. HPV/Human papillomavirus (for students age 46 or younger)
  3. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) - booster only
  4. Hepatitis A, B, or a combination
  5. Meningococcal Meningitis
  6. Pneumococcal (if clinically indicated)
  7. Tetanus/Diphtheria or Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis
  8. Varicella
  9. Zoster (only appropriate for students over the age of 60)
  10. Meningococcal Meningitis Group B (Fee may apply)
  11. COVID-19 (Fee may apply)

Travel vaccines:

  1. Ixiaro (Japanese encephalitis)
  2. Polio
  3. Rabies (post-exposure)
  4. Stamaril
  5. Typhoid

For more information about your health while traveling, visit our Travel Medicine Page.