CDC Recommendations for Meningitis Vaccine Booster (April 2011)
Board of Regents Policy - page 43 of document under Student Housing.
"Effective at the start of the 2006-07 academic year, each Regents institution shall have in place policies and procedures requiring that all incoming students residing in student housing be vaccinated for meningitis. Such policies shall include appropriate waiver procedures for those who refuse to take the vaccine" (9-15-05). Board of Regents of the State of Kansas (pg. 43)
New CDC (April 2011) recommendations about a meningococcal vaccine booster for adolescents. The initial vaccine is good for 5 years only unless there are no added risk factors. Being a college student residing in university housing is an added risk factor. If you are a student and have already sent in the meningoccal vaccination form but your vaccination was given over five years ago, it will not be considered effective to protect you from contracting certain forms of bacterial meningitis for the entire academic year. Therefore, you are required by the university to be given a booster dose of meningococcal vaccine or sign a waiver declining this booster by the end of August for students admitted for fall semester or by the end of January for students admitted spring semester entering on-campus housing.
Read the housing contract for Kansas State University policy.