The Immunizations and Travel Health office at Calvin College provides comprehensive travel health services and vaccinations for students, staff and faculty of Calvin College and those in the community in need of these services.

About us

We are staffed by providers who are members of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM), and stay current with all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College Health Association (ACHA), which guide our policies. Our providers are knowledgeable and passionate about immunizations and travel health, and will provide the necessary vaccinations and medications to ensure disease prevention while studying in college, and safe and healthy trips while abroad.

What we offer

Meningitis mandate

In response to a mandate by the Department of Health and Human Services, Calvin College stresses the importance of receiving protection against and strongly recommends that all students be vaccinated for Meningitis B (MenACWY is a requirement). Meningococcal disease is a rare, but potentially fatal infection, with early symptoms that resemble the flu (fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, confusion, purplish rash, and exhaustion) making diagnosis difficult. Meningitis can be spread through close contact, making college students living in close quarters especially susceptible. Click here for additional information regarding Meningitis. For further questions or to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine, please contact Health Services, at 616-526-6187, or reach out to your health provider.