Boise State Asks Judge To Reject Student's Vaccine Lawsuit

May 11, 2015

A Boise State University student is suing school officials in federal court because he contends they discriminated against him by refusing to give him a meningitis vaccine designed for younger adults.

Christopher Burdge doesn't list his age in the lawsuit but states that he is older than 55. Burdge contends that he tried to take part in a free campus vaccination event held last year, but that BSU medical staffers refused to give him the meningitis vaccine because it was designed for people under age 55.

The school later offered to provide him with the vaccine if he got a note from his doctor saying it was OK, but Burdge declined that option. He's asking for more than $1.5 million in damages.

BSU's attorneys have asked the judge to throw out the lawsuit.