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Mandatory Vaccination Shots Could Extend To Off Campus Students

January 25th, 2008 by flanews

Florida’s University System may soon take extra measures to protect students. Last September, a University of South Florida student died of meningitis. USF changed its policy on vaccinating against the disease to require all on-campus students to get shots. Now, the Board of Governors will decide whether or not to make off-campus students get vaccinated as well.

“I think it’s a great idea,” said Tallahassee Community College Sophomore Joshua Tarf. “I was on crew at Leon and somebody on the team got meningitis and I got scared because it’s highly contagious.”

“I’m kind of torn because I’m not living in a dorm,” TCC student Michelle Campbell said. “I shouldn’t be obligated, but at the same time I don’t want to be the one infecting or get infected by someone who’s not living in the dorms.”

If the final measure is approved it would go into effect in July.

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