What do college students and preschoolers have in common?
Among other things, both are at high risk for meningococcal disease, or meningitis, but now the big kids must get vaccinated for it.
Gov. Rick Perry signed into law last session a requirement that students headed to college for the first time get vaccinated for bacterial meningitis before move-in day. The law took effect Jan. 1, which means when dorms open at the University of Texas next month — or at any other Texas university this fall — freshmen will need proof they got their shots.
The law is named for Jamie Schanbaum ...