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Health Services and Immunization

WCJC does not operate a student health center. However ,the College is concerned about students' health and welfare and will make important health information available through the school bulletin, pamphlets, and periodic notices.

The College encourages students to review the following healthcare information and take steps to protect themselves and their families.

AIDS Hotline Information

It is critical that everyone understand the nature of this communicable disease and how it is transmitted. For information, call one of the following AIDS hotlines:

  • Texas AIDS line 1-800-299-AIDS

  • Information AIDS 1-800-299-AIDS

  • TDD/TTY for the hearing impaired 1-800-252-8012

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

According to the Texas Department of Health, those born between 1963 and 1968 may not have been properly immunized. The single dose immunization that many received was inadequate. Anyone born within this time period should see their doctor or visit a public health clinic for proper immunization against measles, mumps and rubella.

Tetanus

The Tetanus Vaccine is effective for about 10 years and should be boosted at l0-year intervals in combination with the Diphtheria Vaccine. It is common for older adults to develop tetanus because many have not received booster shots.

Poliomyelitis

Polio immunization in the U.S. is not recommended for anyone over 18, but proof of immunization must be given if entering a health-related program.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Students concerned about their own abuse problem or a family member's abuse problem should contact a WCJC counselor. These counselors are available to provide referrals for treatment programs and specialized counseling. Information shared with the College's counselors will remain confidential.

Students enrolled in health-related programs

Students enrolled in a health-related course must be immunized against Hepatitis B and show proof of immunization. The college also encourages these students to receive immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, measles, mumps, and rubella.

For more information on immunizations, call the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Immunization Division at 1-800-252-9152.

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