Children are required by the state of Kansas to receive a wide range of vaccinations before starting school. Now Seaman school district officials are suggesting that middle school and high school students be vaccinated against meningitis.
Chris Tuck is the director of health services for the Seaman school district. She says that as students get older and participate in more extracurricular activities, they tend to spend more time with each other...and that contact can help spread meningitis.
Seaman School District Urges Meningitis Vaccinations
The Seaman school district is recommending that students in sixth grade or higher be vaccinated against a potentially deadly disease...meningococcal meningitis.
Chris Tuck is in charge of health services for the Seaman school district. She says some colleges won't let students live in dormitories without proof of having received the meningitis vaccine. However, getting the vaccine is just a suggestion...not mandatory...for Seaman students.