Meningitis Information and Links
The American College Heath Association (ACHA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (CDC-ACIP), recommends that students consider vaccination to reduce their risk for potentially fatal meningococcal disease and that college health care providers take a proactive role in providing information and access to the meningococcal disease vaccine, particularly to freshmen living in residence halls.
In an effort to be proactive in addressing the topic of meningitis, Eastern's Health Service makes the following information available for students and parents/guardians. Eastern Illinois University follows the recommendations of the ACHA and CDC-ACIP by providing information on the topic of meningitis. The following links provide resources for the detection and immunization of meningitis:
Flyers and Posters pertaining to Meningitis
These materials are made available through the summer Panther Debut New Student Orientation and Transfer Student Orientation Programs, and provided to resident assistants for posting and distribution prior to every fall semester.
Homebase-University Housing Parent's newsletter article, September 1999
Campus Presentations - Available upon request, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
EIU Debut - Parent Orientation Program presented by the Health Service