San Diego State requiring new students to receive full meningitis B vaccine

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According to the university, about 9,000 students have been vaccinated against meningococcal B to date.

May 31, 2019
ABC10 News

SUMMARY

San Diego State University announced that it will require all incoming students be fully vaccinated against meningococcal serogroup B beginning with the fall 2019 semester.

Students will be required to present proof of vaccination by the 10th day of classes in their first semester. Those who fail to do so will receive a hold on their account, rendering them unable to register for classes or alter their schedule until they confirm with the university they have received the full series of meningococcal B vaccines.

The decision is partly a reaction to university's three confirmed cases of meningococcal meningitis during the most recent academic year. The potentially deadly bacterial illness led county health officials to declare an outbreak on the campus and urge students, faculty and staff members who may have been affected to seek antibiotic treatment.

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Elliana Given