Here's how Penn State and the Big Ten can fight an important public health threat

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Just 12 colleges and universities in America require the meningitis B vaccination. Bucknell and Lehigh are the only schools in Pennsylvania that mandate the shots for incoming students. 

Gail Wright
August 18, 2018
Penn Live

SUMMARY

Millions of parents are once again preparing to drop off their college-age sons and daughters at campuses across the country. 

When they say goodbye, they assume their children will be safe.

For the most part, our universities have first-rate procedures and systems in place to justify these expectations.

However, as new risks arise and methods to counter those threats are discovered, it's up to the leadership at these institutions to take additional precautions.

For instance, just 12 colleges and universities in America require the meningitis B vaccination. Bucknell and Lehigh are the only schools in Pennsylvania that mandate the shots for incoming students. 

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