Six additional Indiana universities to require meningitis B vaccine

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“Currently Indiana has more universities than any other state that require the meningitis B vaccination in addition to the conjugate for all their students”

May 31, 2019
CBS – Indianapolis

SUMMARY

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Six universities across Indiana have added the meningitis B vaccine to their list of health requirements for incoming students.

Officials say Butler University, Earlham College, Marian University, Valparaiso University, St. Mary of the Woods College and University of Evansville added the new requirement after 11 confirmed cases of meningitis B across the country, including one fatality.

“We have an opportunity at the university level to ensure the best health of our students while they are on our campus and under our care,” said Dr. Maria Fletcher, MD, Physician Health Services at Butler University.

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Allie Kelly