Vaccinations: Why You Need Them For College

Aug 17, 2015

College students, like grade schoolers, also face vaccinations before heading off to school. After hundreds of cases reported on college campuses a few years ago, Texas in 2011 required a shot against bacterial meningitis for all college students.

The Dallas County Health Department has a new supply of low-cost meningitis vaccine - required of all new and returning college students under age 30 as of January 1, 2012.  But Health Department Director Zach Thompson expects this latest supply won't last long. The first shipment didn't.