Meningococcal Vaccine

Meningococcal Vaccine

Why do I have to do this?

Missouri law requires that students residing on-campus sign that they have received information on the risks of meningitis, the effectiveness of the meningococcal vaccine, and either receive the vaccine or request exemption of receiving vaccine. For more information about meningitis and the vaccine, visit the CDC website. The vaccine is available at Magers Health and Wellness Center. For your best protection the meningitis vaccine should be taken prior to arriving at college.

What do I need to do?

     There are two action steps.
  1. You must provide a copy of your meningitis vaccination record to Magers Health and Wellness Center. This applies for any student living in a residence hall or in FSL (fraternity and sorority life) housing, not just for freshmen. Please include your BearPass ID or M Number on the documentation submitted.

     The vaccine must meet the following criteria:

    • Meningitis ACWY Vaccine
      • Common names of ACWY Vaccine (MenQuadfi, Menactra, Menveo)
      • Meningitis B does not meet this criteria
    • Has to be administered at least one day after 16th birthday.
    • Has to be administered within five years of classes starting. 

      Please submit to:

     2. You must complete a very simple, two-minute Meningitis Screening regarding other possible risk                factors.


All exemption requests must be submitted no later than August 1 for Fall; December 1 for Spring; and May 1 for Summer contracts.

    • Exemptions must be approved before cleared for housing.

There is two action steps to obtain an exemption based on religious belief.

     1. Review and acknowledge the information in the Request for Religious Waiver.

     2. Upload and submit your signed and notarized Meningitis Requirement Waiver.  Access the waiver               by reviewing and acknowledging the information in the Request for Religious Waiver.


     To obtain a medical exemption complete this Medical Exemption Request Form

    • Signed by a certified physician licensed under Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 334 indicating that either the immunization would seriously endanger the student’s health or life or the student has documentation of the disease or laboratory evidence of immunity to the disease.
    • Please Submit to:

How can I learn more about this type of meningitis?

Missouri School Requirements - Meningococcal Vaccine