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:

Symptoms of Meningitis

Immunizations 

 

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.

Additional Resources

Homebase-University Housing Parent's newsletter article, September 1999

Campus Presentations - Available upon request, contact ldrake@eiu.edu

EIU Debut - Parent Orientation Program presented by the Health Service

Guide to the Health Service

Additional Links

American College Heath Association (ACHA)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-Statement

Illinois Department of Public Health Healthbeat Meningitis Disease Article

Immunization Action Coalition (AIC)-Menigococcal Disease

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (CDC-ACIP)