Vaccine hunt a shot in the dark
by LiberatedWoman
Jan 02, 2012 | 503 views | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Local supplies of meningitis vaccines are dwindling as students scramble to find the shot that is now required for college entry in Texas.

A new law effective Jan. 1 requires all students under 30 enrolling in Texas colleges and universities to show proof of a meningococcal dose or booster within the last five years - or to opt out by filing an exemption form. A previous version of the law effective a year ago only applied to students living on campus.

The state has ordered more doses for local health departments and community health centers. Revised rules for Adult Safety Net immunization sites allows any college student - regardless of insurance status - to receive a free or low-cost dose through Jan. 31.
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