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Health Services – Meningococcal

Health Services – Communicable Diseases – Meningococcal Vaccine

Effective June 1, 2000, Maryland law requires that an individual enrolled in an institution of higher education in Maryland who resides in on-campus student housing must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. An individual may be exempt from this requirement if (1) the institution of higher education provides the individual or the individual’s parents or guardian (if the individual is a minor (under 18 years of age), detailed information on the risks associated with meningococcal disease and the availability and effectiveness of any vaccine, and (2) the individual or a minor individual’s parent or guardian signs a waiver stating that the individual or the parent or guardian has received and reviewed the information provided and has chosen that the individual will not be vaccinated against meningococcal disease.

More Information

For information about Meningococcal Disease, the vaccine or vaccination clinics at the Carroll County Health Department, call 410-876-4815 or 410-876-4936.

Additional Resources

DHMH website: www.edcp.org (Includes links to CDC, American College Health Association and the Maryland General Assembly