Students Living on Campus
Meningitis: The Additional Requirement for On-Campus Resident Students
Connecticut state statutes require that all students living in on-campus housing MUST be vaccinated against meningitis. Further, we strongly recommend that Menactra vaccine be repeated at age sixteen (16) or later.
The ONLY exceptions are the following:
- Those with a valid medical exemption signed by their health care provider
- Those who provide a statement that immunization is contrary to their religious beliefs
Documentation MUST be submitted to the university health service prior to moving into on-campus residence halls. The university reserves the right to deny registration and campus housing to any student not in compliance with the above health requirements
According to the CDC: All 11-12 years olds should be vaccinated with meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4). A booster dose should be given at age 16 years. For adolescents who receive the first dose at age 13 through 15 years, a one-time booster dose should be administered, preferably at age 16 through 18 years, before the peak in increased risk. Adolescents who receive their first dose of MCV4 at or after age 16 years do not need a booster dose.