Here we are just months away from the start of college and I’m already checking things off my to-do list before becoming an official freshman at BSU. One thing I hadn’t thought about, though, are vaccinations, but I guess I better – thanks to the person who wrote into your paper about Type B meningitis vaccinations. I’m not a doctor, but the CDC’s plan to swoop in after everyone gets sick and then have students get shots seems weird. I thought the whole premise for vaccination protection was to combat the disease ahead of time, not days later when everyone is sick. That seems like a fairly scary way to do things. I think the CDC should change its policy now to protect incoming freshman and other colleges. I’d rather focus on studying and kicking a soccer ball this fall than who has what disease and if they’re going to give it to me.
Thirsten Stockton, Sacramento, Calif.