If your child is a college student -or soon to be one- making sure he or she is fully vaccinated is critically important, especially for those who will be living in a dormitory or another shared space. That's because large groups of people in close proximity provide the ideal conditions for spreading diseases, including those that are vaccine-preventable.
Full-time or matriculating students born after December 31, 1956 who are attending higher education programs in Connecticut must have the following immunizations:
- Measles (2 doses)
- Mumps (2 doses)
- Rubella (2 doses)
- Varicella (2 doses)
- Meningococcal (1 dose if residing on-campus)
For a link to laws and exemptions related to required immunizations for college students, click here.
Vaccines can help keep students from contracting serious illnesses and missing classes.
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