IU, Purdue and Ball State will require additional meningitis vaccination
Incoming students required to receive additional meningitis vaccination
May 11, 2018
Indiana Daily Student
Starting next fall both IU and Purdue University will be among the universities requiring incoming students on all campuses to have the meningitis B vaccination.
The new requirement comes into effect after the Indiana General Assembly passed a law in 2017 requiring all universities that have residential living to include the meningitis immunization in their vaccination standards.
Meningitis is an infection of the lining of the brain and the spinal cord, and can also involve blood infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
According to a press release from the Indiana Immunization Coalition — an Indianapolis-based organization dedicated to reducing the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases — 70 percent of meningitis cases in Indiana are caused by meningitis B.