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YOUR TURN: Meningitis vaccine requirement for incoming college students

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(WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Sarah Burkett. She is one of many people who are commenting on the new Tennessee law call the Jacob Nunley Act.

The new regulation requires all college freshmen living on campus in Tennessee to get a meningitis vaccine. The law is named for Jacob Nunley, Dyersburg student who died of meningitis while attending college. Burkett is glad the new law has gone in to effect. In her words:

I know Jacob and his mom. I'm so proud of the work she's done to spread awareness. I hope that no one else has to go through what she did. My child will be vaccinated when she gets ready for college in a few years. Also, she will be educated on the dangers that you don't think about before starting college. God bless you Jacob. You are missed.

That's Sarah Burkett's turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.

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