San Diego State holding vaccination clinics amid meningitis outbreak
San Diego State University will open vaccination clinics meant to protect students against meningitis B.
October 4, 2018
ABC 10 News
Starting Friday, San Diego State University will open vaccination clinics meant to protect students against meningitis B.
The clinics will be held Friday, October 5 and Monday, October 8 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Viejas Arena.
The university says it’s encouraging all undergraduate students age 23 and younger who haven’t been fully immunized to get vaccinated.
"Some people are trying to make it not a joke," said Lizbeth, a student who's already been vaccinated. "But trying to look at the bright side and trying not to be too worried about it."
The school says, for those who have only received one dose, it’s important to complete the series to improve protection. The clinics are planned following the declaration of an outbreak at the school.
The outbreak was declared after a second student was hospitalized with meningococcal meningitis. Health officials announced that the male student showed symptoms of meningitis on September 25.
Testing later confirmed the student’s illness. Earlier in September, a female student was diagnosed with meningitis and also had to be hospitalized.
County Public Health Officer Wilma Wooten advised all SDSU undergraduate students to get the vaccine or undergo treatment if symptoms develop.
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