Skip to comments.TX College Students Under 30 Required to Get Meningitis Vaccine
Posted on 01/09/2012 8:41:41 PM PST by Altariel
DENISON, TX--College students may have to visit the doctor before they enroll next semester. The State of Texas now requires all students under 30 to get a meningitis vaccine.
Starting in January 2012, Grayson County College students will have to follow suit. Those who have already been vaccinated only need to show a proof of immunization.
"We really need to have them immunized and have proof of immunization," Shelle Cassell said, Grayson County College Director of Marketing/Public Information. There is an exception process that the state has put in place if you have religious beliefs or if you have a compromised medical condition."
The vaccination has always been required for students who live in residence halls. The Texas legislature recently extended the requirement to all students under the age of 30.
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big nanny grubbyment
Yep. B/c we all know that 30yo college students NEVER mix it up with 30yo non-college students. Yeah right, legislators.
Damn control freaks.
There have been several fatal cases recently around here. The one I remember the most was a healthy young man who attended a class that ended at 4:00 where he appeared fine to everyone; he took himself to the ER at about 9:00 PM, and was dead before morning.
Scary! And it seems it usually is like that...fine one minute, deathly ill the next.
garandgal: Scary! And it seems it usually is like that...fine one minute, deathly ill the next.
Absolutely - I would rather be chained up and vaccinated every hour of the day, and I think everyone should agree with this. Why, people have been struck down in the street, in mid-sentence. Women and children are hit the hardest, fastest, most unexpected and suffer the most. It especially strikes most unexpectedly, out of the blue, against people with the most going for them. The very idea that the entirety of the population shouldn't be scanned, mapped vaccinated, tracked and repeated every month of their lives is simply mass murder. And of course, anyone who is against this threatens everyone else and should be stopped immediately and jailed.
Groveling shill jerks. :: spit ::
Do you let the kids decide if they want to go to the trouble of seeking out a menningitis vaccine before enrolling in college? They wont lift a finger if given a choice. They are more interested in video games and beer.
A similar case in point is the HIB vaccine that is now required for infants. Meningitis due to Hemophilus influenzae Type B used to be a common cause of death for infants aged 2 months to 2 years. We now almost never see it, except for children of those parents who believed the now totally discredited hype about vaccinations causing autism.
I am usually for as little government intervention in our lives as possible, and, perhaps, even in this case, since we are talking about adults who can make decisions for themselves, they should have the option of getting the vaccine or not. I am just of the opinion that when a simple vaccine can prevent a deadly disease one should have the good sense to take advantage of it. A knee-jerk "I hate government and anything it does." reaction is no more intelligent than blindly agreeing with everything that the government does.
My 21 year old daughter just registered for classes in Killeen and was told she had to get this. She asked the registrar, ‘Do we live in a communist country now or what?’
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