Meningitis B vaccine now required by six more Indiana universities

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“Six universities across Indiana have added the meningitis B vaccine to their list of health requirements for incoming students.”

May 31, 2019
WXIN-TV (FOX) – 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.

Traditionally, students have received the meningococcal conjugate vaccination, which covers strains A, C, W and Y. However, this vaccine does not protect them from the B strain of meningitis.

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Allie Kelly