UO ramps up largest meningococcemia vaccination effort in the country

The University of Oregon will offer the largest vaccination effort in the nation against meningococcal disease since the FDA approved the strain B vaccination four months ago.

This past week, vaccinations were available for students who sought them out early.

Starting Monday, the mass vaccinations will be offered at Matthew Knight Arena, and Albertsons, Walgreens, and Safeway.

According to a Risk Manager at UO, Deb Donning, triple the amount of people will be available to administer the vaccination next week. Students without health insurance will also be available to get vaccinated for free.

The mass vaccinations will extend for longer hours, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m, Monday through Thursday. Students are highly encouraged to get the vaccination to minimize their risks of getting the bacteria Meningococcemia which causes meningitis.

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Daniel Bieker

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