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Presentation or Panel Title

Dominican University Students Attitudes About Getting Vaccinated for Meningococcal Meningitis

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #5

Start Date

4-23-2015 6:30 PM

End Date

4-23-2015 7:30 PM

Department

Health Sciences

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Martha Nelson

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Infectious diseases have been a consistent growing problem not only in the United States but also in the world. Many places within a community are at a higher risk for contracting an infectious disease such as hospitals, college residence halls, public buses and most crowded public areas because infections are often transmitted through the exchange of respiratory tract and throat secretions such as coughing and kissing. These places will continue to exist and people will continue to go to them keeping them crowded, so there must be a way to find a solution to this problem. Diving deeper into this research, one thing that I noticed was the higher rates of Meningococcal disease in 15-24 year olds and the place that this age group can most commonly be found is on school campuses. This disease is a rare occurrence and it is thought to not be cost effective to mass vaccinate because of its rarity. However, this is a serious infection that can cause disability and can potentially even be fatal. In my study I plan to collect data that will describe the attitudes that college students have about getting vaccinated for Meningococcal Meningitis. I will be conducting a paper and online survey to gather my data from a volunteer sample of Dominican University students.

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Dominican University Students Attitudes About Getting Vaccinated for Meningococcal Meningitis

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #5

Infectious diseases have been a consistent growing problem not only in the United States but also in the world. Many places within a community are at a higher risk for contracting an infectious disease such as hospitals, college residence halls, public buses and most crowded public areas because infections are often transmitted through the exchange of respiratory tract and throat secretions such as coughing and kissing. These places will continue to exist and people will continue to go to them keeping them crowded, so there must be a way to find a solution to this problem. Diving deeper into this research, one thing that I noticed was the higher rates of Meningococcal disease in 15-24 year olds and the place that this age group can most commonly be found is on school campuses. This disease is a rare occurrence and it is thought to not be cost effective to mass vaccinate because of its rarity. However, this is a serious infection that can cause disability and can potentially even be fatal. In my study I plan to collect data that will describe the attitudes that college students have about getting vaccinated for Meningococcal Meningitis. I will be conducting a paper and online survey to gather my data from a volunteer sample of Dominican University students.