Students encouraged to get meningitis vaccine at campus clinics
About a week after San Diego County health officials declared a meningitis outbreak on San Diego State’s campus, students were being encouraged to get vaccinated at meningitis clinics
October 4, 2018
The Daily Aztec
About a week after San Diego County health officials declared a meningitis outbreak on San Diego State’s campus, students were being encouraged to get vaccinated at meningitis clinics on Oct. 5 and 8.
An email sent out to members of the SDSU community strongly encouraged “undergraduate students aged 23 and younger who have not been fully immunized with the meningococcal B (MenB) vaccine” to get vaccinated.
On-campus vaccinations will provided at a clinic in the Viejas Arena on both Oct. 5 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students must bring their Red ID and any form of identification that provides their birth date. Students who plan to attend the clinic are being asked to enter the clinic through the parking structure 13 entrance on the north end of the arena across from parking structure 12.
The email said it is important students remember the MenB vaccine requires multiple doses for the highest level of protection.
“Fully immunized means having received all doses required for the MenB, a multi-dose series,” the email said. “For those who have received only one vaccine dose, it is important to complete the series to improve protection.”
Campus vaccination treatments are part of a collective effort by SDSU Student Health Services, San Diego County Public Health Services, Kaiser Permanente and Walgreens to extend vaccination options to the SDSU campus as much as possible, according to the email.
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