All full-time and part-time students born on or after Jan. 1, 1957 are required to submit verification of immunization for mumps, rubella and measles prior to attending Hilbert. This form is included in the student health packet and must be returned to the Office of Student Life prior to making an appointment to register for classes.
There are two ways to meet these requirements:
Since 1997, the American College Health Association (ACHA) has urged undergraduate college students, particularly freshmen who live or plan to live in resident halls, to consider getting the vaccine to reduce their risk for meningococcal disease. Hilbert College requires that all resident students receive the meningitis vaccination.
Meningococcal (bacterial) meningitis is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. If not treated in time, meningitis can lead to permanent complications, such as brain damage or hearing loss and can be fatal.
The early symptoms usually associated with meningococcal disease include fever, severe headache, stiff neck, rash, nausea, vomiting, and lethargy, and may resemble the flu. Because the disease progresses rapidly, often in as little as 12 hours, students are urged to seek medical care immediately if they experience two or more of these symptoms concurrently.
The ACHA recommends the following groups consider vaccination:
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