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Immunization Requirements & Waivers
Meningitis & Hepatitis B Information
According to Florida Statute 1006.69, Daytona State College is required to provide information concerning the risks associated with meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B and the availability, effectiveness and known contraindications of any required or recommended vaccine to every student, or to the student’s parent if the student is a minor, who has been accepted for admission and would like to live on campus.
An individual enrolled at Daytona State College who will be residing in in the Student Residence Hall shall provide documentation of vaccinations against meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B after they are selected to live in and pay their housing deposit for the Student Resident Hall unless they request a waiver. The waiver(s) may be requested by the individual if they are 18 years of age or older, or the individual’s parent, if the individual is a minor. Vaccinations may be declined by signing a separate waiver (provided by DSC) for each of these vaccines which acknowledges receipt and review of the information provided.
Meningitis is an infection of the fluid of the spinal cord and brain, caused by a virus or bacteria and is usually spread through the exchange of respiratory and throat secretions (i.e. coughing, kissing). Bacterial meningitis can be quite severe and may result in brain damage, hearing loss, learning disability, or even death. Vaccines are currently available for one of the most severe forms of bacterial meningitis, meningococcus. These vaccines effectively provide immunity for most forms of meningococcus; there is no vaccine for the less severe viral-type meningitis.
- Information about the Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine can be found here.
- Information about the Meningococcal B Vaccine can be found here.
Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver caused primarily by contact with blood and other body fluids from infected persons. The hepatitis B vaccine can provide immunity against hepatitis B infection for persons at significant risk, including people who have received blood products containing the virus through transfusions, drug use, tattoos, or body piercing; people who have sex with multiple partners or with someone who is infected with the virus; and health care workers and people exposed to biomedical waste.
- Information about the Hepatitis B Vaccine can be found here.
The State of Florida does not require that you be vaccinated for COVID-19. However, Daytona State College recommends that you get vaccinated for COVID-19 and follow all on-campus safety guidelines.
Students who contract COVID-19 will be required to quarantine at home or off campus at their own expense. For information on where to get vaccinated at no cost, see www.vaccines.gov.