Meningococcal disease and college students. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

MMWR Recomm Rep. 2000 Jun 30;49(RR-7):13-20.


This report provides information regarding the modestly increased risk for meningococcal disease among college freshmen, particularly those who live in dormitories or residence halls. It presents recommendations developed by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices regarding the education of students and parents about meningococcal disease and the polysaccharide meningococcal vaccine so that they can make informed decisions regarding vaccination.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Bacterial Vaccines
  • Disease Outbreaks / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Meningococcal Infections / epidemiology
  • Meningococcal Infections / prevention & control*
  • Meningococcal Vaccines
  • Military Personnel*
  • Neisseria meningitidis / immunology
  • Risk Factors
  • Students*
  • Universities
  • Vaccination / standards


  • Bacterial Vaccines
  • Meningococcal Vaccines