University at Albany

Meningitis Information


Meningitis Legislation and Documentation Requirements

The University at Albany would like to inform all parents and students about meningococcal disease, a potentially fatal bacterial infection commonly referred to as meningitis, and New York State Public Health Law (NYS PHL) §2167.On July 22, 2003, Governor Pataki signed NYS PHL §2167 requiring institutions, including colleges and universities, to distribute information about meningococcal disease and vaccination to all students meeting the enrollment criteria, whether they live on or off campus. This law became effective August 15, 2003.

The way that a UAlbany student can satisfy the Meningitis requirement is read the Meningitis Disease Fact Sheet from the New York State Department of Health then log in to MyUAlbany and select the Meningitis link under the Required Agreements section.

The Meningitis vaccination may be available for a cost from your primary care doctor or a local pharmacy.

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