Vaccines do not produce disease; rather, they stimulate an immune response: the formation of antibodies against invading infectious agent(s). Immunizations provide protection against future infections caused by the same agent(s) used in making the vaccine. Vaccines that are required by state law for all ODU students are offered at Student Health Services.
For more information, visit the CDC website for the vaccine information statement at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/default.htm.
If you would like to read the vaccine information statement in another language, please see this site: http://www.immunize.org/vis/#index.