Colleges Requiring Meningitis B Vaccine

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Two of the state's biggest universities are taking a strong stance to protect students from a deadly disease.

Tanae Howard

May 10, 2018

WXIN

SUMMARY

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Two of the state's biggest universities are taking a strong stance to protect students from a deadly disease.

Purdue University and Indiana University announced starting this fall, incoming students at all of their campuses will be required to receive the meningitis B vaccine.

The meningitis vaccine is a part of the list of vaccinations, but it doesn't include the B strain.

Meningitis B makes up for 50% of all meningococcal cases in the U.S. and 100% of college outbreaks since 2011. In Indiana, 70% of meningitis cases are actually caused by meningitis B. To be fully protected against the five most common types of the disease, students are encouraged to get both the MenACWY and MenB vaccinations.

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