Students Living on Campus

Meningitis: The Additional Requirement for On-Campus Resident Students

 *All Students Residing On Campus must show proof of Meningitis vaccination. The first dose of Meningitis vaccince at age 13-15 years and a  1-time booster dose should be administered, preferably between ages 16-18, before the peak in increased risk of disease. Persons who receive their 1st dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine at or after age 16 do not need a booster dose. 

*All Incoming Students must show proof of adequate immunization* against Measles (Rubeola), Mumps,  German Measles (Rubella) and Chicken Pox (Varicella).

                                                                 The only exceptions are the following:

ADEQUATE IMMUNIZATION:

  1. Measles (Rubeola) - one injection at 12 months of age or older and on or after January 1, 1969, and a second dose at least one month later and  on or after January 1, 1980. Individuals born prior to January 1, 1957 are exempt from this requirement. 
  2. Mumps - one injection on or after 12 months of age and on or after January 1 1969  and a second dose at least one month later or on or after January 1, 1980. Individuals born prior to January 1, 1957 are exempt from this requirement.
  3. German Measles (Rubella) - one injection after 12 months of age. Individuals born prior to January 1, 1957 are exempt from this requirement.
  4. Chicken Pox (Varicella) - All incoming  students are required to show proof of 2 varicella vaccines. The doses should be separated by at least 28 days with dose number one given on or after 12 months of age.

 

                                     Exemptions for this include:  

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR ON-CAMPUS RESIDENT STUDENTS:

Connecticut state statutes also require that all students living in on-campus housing are required to be vaccinated against Meningitis within the last five years with the following exceptions:

1.       Those with a valid medical exemption signed by their health care provider

2.      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.

Accident insurance protection is part of the General Fee paid by all full-time students. In addition to the accident coverage, the university also requires a sickness insurance plan to cover some surgical expenses and hospitalization costs. Full-time students will be automatically enrolled in and billed for the sickness insurance plan unless they waive the insurance on-line at www.aetnastudenthealth.com. Details of both plans are in a brochure distributed by the university to each student or on-line at www.aetnastudenthealth.com. In the event of accident or sickness, students can obtain a medical claim form on-line www.aetnastudenthealth.com. Students are advised to consult the health insurance brochure available from the university health service or www.aetnastudenthealth.com for additional information.

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:

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

CDC Recommendation:

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.