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107th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 1009 To require the provision of information to parents and adults concerning bacterial meningitis and the availability of a vaccination with respect to such disease. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES June 11, 2001 Mrs. Hutchison (for herself and Mr. Voinovich) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To require the provision of information to parents and adults concerning bacterial meningitis and the availability of a vaccination with respect to such disease. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Meningitis Immunization Awareness Act''. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress makes the following findings: (1) Approximately 3,000 cases of meningococcal disease occur each year in the United States. Approximately 10 to 13 percent of patients with such disease die despite receiving antibiotics early in the disease. Of those individuals who survive, an additional 10 percent have severe after-effects of the disease, including mental retardation, hearing loss, and loss of limbs. (2) There is a vaccine that protects individuals against some types of bacterium Neisseria meningitidis (also known as meningococcus), an important cause of bacterial meningitis and sepsis in children and young adults. A single dose of the vaccine is recommended, and vaccination will decrease the risk of the disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis. (3) Currently, the only group of individuals that is vaccinated against bacterial meningitis is the members of the armed forces. The only other group of individuals that have been encouraged to get the vaccine are those individuals attending college. SEC. 3. PROVISION OF INFORMATION. (a) Development of Information.--The Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shall develop and make available to entities described in subsection (b) information concerning bacterial meningitis and the availability and effectiveness of vaccinations for individuals 2 years of age or older with respect to such disease. (b) Entities.--An entity is described in this subsection if the entity-- (1) is-- (A) a child care center or provider that is licensed or certified under an appropriate State law; (B) an elementary or secondary school (as such terms are defined in the Elementary and Secondary School Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.); (C) a college or university; (D) a boarding school or summer camp; (E) a prison or other detention facility; or (F) any other entity that provides for the housing of individuals in a dorm-like setting; and (2) any other entity determined appropriate by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. <all>
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