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State Information

Meningococcal Prevention Mandates for Colleges and Universities

  
An empty box in this table indicates a "NO" answer
State Mandate for
education or vaccination?
What types of institutions? Who is covered? Education mandate? Proof of vaccination or waiver required? Implementation
Date
Alabama                  
Alaska yes all All incoming students residing on campus yes   5/18/2005
Arizona                  
Arkansas            
California yes all public
institutions
with on-campus
housing
all incoming freshmen residing on campus  
yes
   
1/01/2002
all private institutions
with on-campus housing
all incoming students
Colorado yes all all incoming freshmen residing on campus yes yes 7/01/2005
Connecticut yes all all incoming students residing on campus yes yes 9/01/2002
Delaware yes all all incoming students yes yes 1/01/2001
Dist. of Columbia yes all all first-year students residing on campus yes yes SY 2008-09  
Florida yes all all students residing on campus yes yes 1/01/2003
Georgia yes all all incoming students residing on campus yes    1/01/2004
Hawaii                  
Idaho                  
Illinois yes public univ. only all incoming students yes    1/01/2002
Indiana yes public univ. only all incoming students yes    10/01/2002
Iowa yes all with on-campus housing all enrolled students yes    9/05
Kansas yes all with on-campus housing all incoming students residing on campus   yes 7/01/2007
Kentucky            
Louisiana yes all all on-campus students yes yes Fall 2006
Maine yes all with on-campus housing all incoming students residing on campus yes    SY 2004-05
Maryland yes all all incoming students residing on campus yes yes 6/01/2000
Massachusetts yes all with on-campus housing all incoming students yes yes 9/2005
Michigan                  
Minnesota yes all all incoming students residing on campus yes    6/01/2003
Mississippi yes all all incoming students yes    7/01/2003
Missouri   yes all public institutions all students residing on campus yes yes 7/01/2015
Montana                  
Nebraska yes all all students residing on campus yes    SY 2003-04
Nevada yes all universities and colleges students younger than age 23 yrs residing on campus    yes 10/2007
New Hampshire                  
New Jersey yes all 4-yr institutions all incoming students yes    9/01/2000
all incoming students
residing in a dorm
  yes 9/2004
New Mexico                  
New York yes all students with 6 sem hrs or 4 qtr hrs all yes    SY 2003-04
North Carolina yes all with residential housing all students yes    SY 2003-04
North Dakota yes Univ system all incoming students younger than age 21 yrs and residing in campus housing    yes Fall 2012
Ohio yes all public institutions all students in on-campus housing yes students must also provide documentation of whether or
not they've been vaccinated
7/2005
Oklahoma yes all Info for all students in on-campus housing; vax for incoming students in on-campus housing yes yes SY 2004-05
Oregon                  
Pennsylvania yes all all students residing in dorm or housing unit yes yes 8/30/2002
Rhode Island yes all all incoming students yes yes Aug 2015
South Carolina yes all all incoming students residing on campus yes    6/5/2002
South Dakota                  
Tennessee yes all all students yes   7/01/2003
public universities all incoming first-year students <22 yrs residing on campus   yes; vaccination >16 yrs 2013
Texas yes all all incoming students yes yes, within 5 yrs of enrollment 1/2014
Utah                  
Vermont yes all all first year students residing on campus yes yes 8/2008
Virginia yes all 4-yr public institutions all incoming full time students yes 7/1/2001 9/01/2001
Washington yes all with on-campus housing all students residing on campus in community or technical colleges; all incoming students in remaining colleges yes    7/01/2004
West Virginia vaccination is mandated on an institutional basis           
Wisconsin yes all all students yes   1/01/2004
Wyoming                  
If you have any updated information concerning this table, please call (651) 647-9009 or email admin@immunize.org  This table was compiled by the Immunization Action Coalition using information provided by state health departments.
This page was updated on January 15, 2015
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