We take the confidentiality of medical and health records very seriously. As you may know, confidentiality is mandated by law. We cannot release any student medical information to parents of non-minor children unless the student gives permission for us to do so in writing. We assure you however, that in case of a medical emergency where there is an issue of life or death, we will contact you immediately.
This vaccine only is directed against the bacteria that causes one type of bacterial meningitis. This vaccination should be strongly considered. While meningococcal meningitis is typically uncommon in college age individuals, freshmen living in residential halls are at greater risk.
Meningococcal meningitis can cause serious life threatening infections very rapidly. Should an outbreak of meningococcal disease occur on campus, even those who have been vaccinated (and had possible exposure) should seek medical attention. The vaccine protection lasts about 3-5 years.
Carlow University maintains a University Counseling Center staffed by two licensed counselors.