Model Vaccine Policy for Colleges and Universities

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dc.contributor.author Elena, Aronson
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-23T22:44:31Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-23T22:44:31Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/39772
dc.description.abstract College campuses, due to group living and close contact through classes, athletics and social settings, are at risk for outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. Due to costly outbreaks that spread beyond campus borders, there is a public interest in colleges adopting comprehensive vaccine policies. Under Kansas law each state university is required to have in place policies and procedures requiring incoming students residing in student housing to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. This requirement applies only to meningococcal disease and only to the six state universities in Kansas; it does not apply to private colleges, private universities or community colleges. The Immunize Kansas Coalition, a group of researchers, health department officials, educators and providers working together with the Kansas Health Institute, sought to create a comprehensive model vaccination policy to share and promote among colleges and universities in Kansas. This project includes a survey of current vaccination policies at 55 universities and colleges within the state of Kansas and key informant interviews with stakeholders in health departments, universities, community colleges and private colleges to inform this model vaccine policy. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject vaccines en_US
dc.subject immunization en_US
dc.subject Kansas en_US
dc.subject college en_US
dc.subject outbreak en_US
dc.subject universities en_US
dc.title Model Vaccine Policy for Colleges and Universities en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Public Health en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Public Health Interdepartmental Program en_US
dc.description.advisor Sandra B. Procter en_US
dc.date.published 2019 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth August en_US


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