Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination
Mandatory Vaccine Requirement
Bacterial Meningitis Immunization
Legislative Mandate #1, HB 4189
Effective: January 1, 2010
All first-time students attending an institution of higher education, including transfer students, who reside in or have applied for on-campus housing must be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis. The vaccine must be received a minimum of 10 days prior to the student taking up residence in on-campus housing.
Students must present evidence to the institution that they have been vaccinated. The following is acceptable evidence of having received the bacterial meningitis vaccination:
the month, day, and year the vaccination was administered; and
the signature or stamp of the physician or his/her designee, or public health personal; or
an official immunization record generated from a state or local health authority; or
an official record received from school officials, including a record from another state.
Students who do not comply with this mandate will not be permitted to live in on-campus housing. Room reservation fees, regardless of residence, are non-refundable.