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Purdue, IU announce requirement that students get meningitis B vaccinations

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Purdue and IU are making a move to protect students against a deadly disease. Purdue and IU are making a move to protect students against a deadly disease.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Purdue and IU are making a move to protect students against a deadly disease.

Starting this fall, incoming students at all of their campuses must be vaccinated against meningitis B.

For years, students were required to get shots against the A, C, W and Y strains of meningitis, but until now, there has been no requirement for the B strain.

The B strain accounts for half of all meningitis cases in the U.S. and every college outbreak since 2011.

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