• Meningococcal ACWY
  • Vaccine Recommendations

Should college students be vaccinated against meningococcal ACWY disease?

First-year college students living in residence halls should be vaccinated against meningococcal ACWY disease. Before enrollment, administer a dose of MenACWY vaccine to those previously unvaccinated, to those who have not had a dose of MenACWY since turning 16, and to those whose most recent MenACWY dose (given after turning 16) was not given within the past 5 years. Some schools, colleges, and universities have policies requiring vaccination against meningococcal disease as a condition of enrollment.

Last reviewed: March 24, 2024

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