Extra Mile

Alicia Stillman of West Bloomfield, Michigan lost her 19 year old daughter, Emily, to meningitis B. Now she wants students at Big 10 universities to be vaccinated against a disease that can quickly kill.

Indiana University and Purdue University became the first Big 10 schools to require a meningitis B vaccination this spring.

“My world changed forever the day I lost my daughter to meningitis. This is something we have to enact now because there is no cure.” Not mandating vaccination in the universities will leave young adults exposed,” said Stillman.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is asking the universities & colleges to update their school’s immunization policies to include mandatory meningitis B and other vaccines.

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