Meningitis immunization proof may soon be necessary for college students

Legislation that would require prospective college students to show proof of meningitis immunization is set to hit the Senate floor Monday.

Last week saw a delay for this legislation, sponsored by Sen. Lowe Finney of Jackson, Tennessee and House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh of Ripley. A reason for the delay has not been announced.

According to Fitzhugh, a Middle Tennessee State University student died after contracting Meningitis, which can be deadly in as little as twenty-four hours.

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