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 & Counseling Services - Medical Clinic 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.
For Meningitis information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, please click here.
The Illinois Department of Public Health also offers additional information on meningitis.
Please click here for more information from the IDPH Meningitis Informational Webpage.
Please click here for more information from the IDPH Meningitis Disease Brochure for College Students and Parents
Click here for the CDC vaccine information statement.
For more information on immunizations required by the Illinois College Immunization Act, please click here.
Please note: All new admissions under the age of 22 shall show proof of having at least one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine on or after 16 years of age. The meningococcal conjugate vaccine is available at the Medical Clinic for $140.
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