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Meningitis Notice

September 23, 2005

Indiana State Law requires Indiana University to inform students of the risks of Meningococcal disease, commonly known as meningitis and the benefits of getting a vaccination.

Students must go to their OneStart account, read the meningitis information, and submit that you understand the information in order to register for future classes.

Students do not have to be vaccinated.

The form must be submitted before students are allowed to enroll in classes.

College freshman, in particular those who live in dormitories or residence halls, are at moderately increased risk for meningococcal disease as compared to individuals of the same age not attending college. The closed setting, combined with risk behaviors (such as alcohol consumption, sharing of food and beverages, exposure to smoke) may put college students at a greater risk for infection.

It is estimated that 100-125 cases of meningitis occur annually on college campuses across the country. The majority of these cases could be prevented by a vaccination.

Please open the following link and fill in the proper information.

The process by which a student becomes meningitis compliant is simply:

  1. Log into OneStart account at https://onestart.iu.edu/. Go to the self service page and then the registrar’s box. From there, click on the immunization compliance form.

  2. Click the check box to signify understanding of the meningitis information provided on the page.

  3. Click the Submit button. A confirmation notice will be displayed.

If you have questions about the form, contact the registrar’s office at 520-4451.

If you have questions about immunization or meningitis, call the Health and Wellness Center at 520-5557.

The center has a limited supply of the Menactra vaccine for $95. Menactra is one of the newest vaccines approved for meningitis and supplies are limited. The cost is $95 per vaccination. Call the center for an appointment.