Rutgers University: Students should get meningitis vaccines

Rutgers University and a state health agency are urging all incoming and returning undergraduate students to take additional meningitis vaccinations after two students contracted the

Rutgers University: Students should get meningitis vaccines

Rutgers University: Students should get meningitis vaccines (6/3/16)

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University and a state health agency are urging all incoming and returning undergraduate students to take additional meningitis vaccinations after two students contracted the disease earlier this year.

Two students at the university's New Brunswick campus were diagnosed with meningitis B during the spring 2016 semester. Both were hospitalized and have recovered.

Meningitis is an infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord and can cause high fever, headache, a stiff neck and a rash.

The school is now recommending students receive the serogroup type B meningococcal vaccine, Trumenba, before fall semester begins.

Students will have to submit a form verifying they have been properly vaccinated before returning to school in the fall.

Alternatively, students can sign a form acknowledging the risks of not getting vaccinated.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

An attorney for Hopatcong Officer Nicholas Maresca says 1 Attorney: Officer had no choice but to hit man in bunny suit
Shop Small: Tons of Toys 2 Shop Small: Tons of Toys
Kevin Hodges (right) is accused of killing his 3 Police: Man used cleaver, sword, knife to kill mom, grandmother
4 VIDEO: Totowa neighborhood to be torn down
Demolition has begun on a Totowa neighborhood that 5 Demolition begins on Totowa neighborhood damaged by hurricane

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE