Meningitis Vaccine Required for College Students

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Some college students will need to be vaccinated before they hit the books next semester.

State law now mandates that a student must have had the meningitis vaccine or a booster within the last five years.

If not, then the shot needs to happen at least 10 days before the semester begins.

In Midland, the health department is offering the vaccination from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. until noon on Fridays.

The shot is $110 and is covered by most insurance plans.