Meningitis Resources

Amendments to Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 441A.755 were adopted by the State Board of Health on September 9th, 2016 and affirmed by the Nevada Secretary of State's office on November 2nd, 2016. As noted below, the new requirement will go into effect  beginning with the 2017-18 school year. The exact language of the new vaccination requirement may be found at:

New Requirements for 7th Grade Enrollment 
1. A child enrolling in seventh (7th) grade in a Nevada public or private school after June 30th, 2017 must receive an immunization against Neisseria meningitidis (meningitis) in the form of a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4). The child must receive at least one dose of MCV4 on or after age 10 years.

2. This new requirement does not apply to students enrolled in a Nevada public or private school before July 1st, 2009.

New Requirements for University Freshman

1. A student enrolled as a freshman of a Nevada university, who is less than 23 years of age upon enrollment, may not attend university after September 1, 2017 without proof of immunity to Neisseria meningitidis (meningitis). Vaccination with at least one dose of a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) on or after age 16 years will satisfy this requirement.

Clinic Resources:

Poster of Symptoms
Ask the Experts
Vaccine Information Statements
Archived NFID Webinar: College Students and Meningococcal Disease

Coming Soon:

Resources for Communicating with Parents
Provider Office Checklist
FAQ list

Additional Resources:

YouTube Playlist about Meningitis
Give2MCV4 - booster dose resources
Immunization Action Coalition
National Meningitis Association