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:



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.