New York State public health law requires that college and university students receive information from their institutions about meningococcal meningitis and the vaccine that protects against most strains of the disease that can occur on university campuses.

Columbia students must make an informed decision about being vaccinated and must certify their decision online.

Full instructions are given online, and the process takes two to three minutes. Students must formally indicate their decision about being vaccinated before they will be permitted to register for classes.

Last updated March 14, 2014