WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University health officials say nearly
500 students have been unable to show that they’ve been immunized against
The Journal & Courier reports that as of Monday morning 484 Purdue students
had not shown proof that they’ve been immunized against the disease. Monday
was Purdue’s deadline for new students to show proof of immunization.
Purdue University Student Health Center director Jim Westman says those
students are now considered non-compliant with the university’s immunization
requirement and are not able to register for classes next semester.
Students can lift the penalty by showing documentation or by getting
Although Indiana law requires students in state-funded institutions to be
vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus and diphtheria, a recent
measles outbreak in Indiana has drawn attention to the requirement.