Meningococcal Vaccination Requirements State by State

Meningococcal vaccination is required


Education about meningococcal disease is required


No requirements


Please visit the National Conference of State Legislatures for links to specific state laws.

Alabama

Disease and prevention education required for 6th through 12th grade whenever other health information is provided.

Alaska

Disease and prevention education required for college students living on campus.

Arizona

Meningococcal vaccination required for 6th grade entry.

Arkansas

Meningococcal vaccination is required for 7th and 12th grade entry. Disease and prevention education required for college students living on campus.

California

Disease and prevention education required for college students living on campus.

Colorado

Disease and prevention education required for college students living on campus.

Connecticut

Meningococcal vaccination required for 7th grade entry and for college students living on campus.

Delaware

Disease and prevention education required for college students.

Washington, D.C.

Meningococcal vaccination required for 6th through 12th grade. Disease and prevention education required for college students living on campus.

Florida

Meningococcal vaccination required for college students living on campus.

Georgia

Meningococcal vaccination required for 7th grade entry. Disease and prevention education required for college students living on campus.

Hawaii

No requirements.

Idaho

Meningococcal vaccination required for 7th grade entry.

Illinios

Meningococcal vaccination required for 6th and 12th grade entry. Disease and prevention education required for college students at public universities.

Indiana

Meningococcal vaccination required for 6th and 12th grade entry. Disease and prevention education required for college students at public universities.

Iowa

Disease and prevention education required for college students living on campus.

Kansas

Meningococcal vaccination required for college students living on campus.

Kentucky

Meningococcal vaccination is required for 6th or 7th grade entry. Disease and prevention education required for 6th grade and college students living on campus.

Louisana

Meningococcal vaccination required for 6th grade entry and for college students.

Maine

Disease and prevention education required for college students living on campus.

Maryland

Meningococcal vaccination required for 7th grade entry and college students living on campus.

Massachusetts

Meningococcal vaccination required for 9-12th grade boarding school students and college students. Disease and prevention education required for nonresidential high school students.

Michigan

Meningococcal vaccination required for 6th grade entry.

Minnesota

Meningococcal vaccination required for 7th grade entry. Disease and prevention education required for college students living on campus.

Mississippi

Disease and prevention education required for college students.

Missouri

Meningococcal vaccination required for college students living on campus at public universities.

Nebraska

Disease and prevention education required for college students living on campus.

Nevada

Meningococcal vaccination required for students living on campus under the age of 23.

New Hampshire

No requirements.

New Jersey

Meningococcal vaccination required for 6th grade entry and college students living on campus.

New Mexico

No requirements.

New York

Disease and prevention education required for 7th through 12th grade students at residential schools and college students.

North Carolina

Meningococcal vaccination is required for 7th and 12th grade entry. Disease and prevention education required for college students living on campus.

North Dakota

Meningococcal vaccination required for middle school entry and college students living on campus under the age of 21.

Ohio

Disease and prevention education and disclosure of vaccination status required for college students living on campus at public universities.

Oklahoma

Meningococcal vaccination required for college students living on campus. Disease and prevention education required for 6th through 12th grade students.

Oregon

No requirements.

Pennsylvania

Meningococcal vaccination required for 7th grade entry and college students living on campus.

Rhode Island

Meningococcal vaccination required for 7th grade entry. Disease and prevention education required for college students.

South Carolina

Disease and prevention education required for college students living on campus.

Tennessee

Meningococcal vaccination required for college students living on campus. Disease and prevention education required for kindergarten through 12th grade.

Texas

Meningococcal vaccination required for 7th grade entry and college students.

Utah

No requirements.

Vermont

Meningococcal vaccination required for 7th through 12th grade students at residential schools and college students living on campus.

Virginia

Meningococcal vaccination required for college students at public universities.

Washington

Disease and prevention education required for 6th through 12th grade and college students living on campus.

West Virginia

Meningococcal vaccination required for 7th and 12th grade entry.

Wisconsin

Disease and prevention education required for college students.

Wyoming

No requirements.

Last modified: October 27, 2014