Vaccination Information About Meningitis

Pursuant to Kentucky Legislature House Bill #342 that became effective July 1, 2004, Kentucky educational institutions of higher learning that provide residential housing are required to provide information regarding menigitis to full-time students living in residential housing.

Bacterial meningitis is a rare but potentially fatal disease. It is caused by a bacterial infection that may cause severer inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. Adverse side effects might include brain damage, hearing loss and/or loss of limbs. 

College students who live in dormitories are at a slightly increased risk for meningococcal disease than the general population

Should you be interested in the vaccine, please see your primary care provider.

The information provided by you to Student Health Service is confidential.