Meningitis is an infection that can lead to a dangerous swelling of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Either viruses or bacteria can cause the disease. College students have a greater risk of meningococcal infection that the general population because of activities that are often a part of college life, such as smoking, being around someone who smokes, going out to bars, drinking alcohol, and living in close contact with other students. The infection is spread through direct contact with oral secretions. Such contact includes coughing, sharing of toothbrushes or eating utensils, and kissing.
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Immunization records are being accepted for newly enrolled students and are due the 1st day of the term. If you are non-compliant, a HOLD will be placed on your ability to register for next semester. See Immunizations for further information. A fine of $25.00 will be levied the 4th week of the term if a student remains non-compliant.
Proof of insurance is required for International Students
See International Students for further information.
Domestic students looking for health insurance that meets ACA requirements should visit here for information about our optional plan details.
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Created by Megan Pabian
Coordinator of University Relations & Public Affairs
UCF Health Services