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Oregon governor to release PSA about meningitis vaccine



On March 23, Oregon Governor Kate Brown will release a Public Service Announcement along with the Oregon Health Authority in response to a sixth case of bacterial meningitis at the University of Oregon.

The PSA is about “the importance of getting a vaccination” against meningitis said Melissa Navas, Brown’s press secretary. It’s geared toward the UO student body.

Navas added that Brown has been in constant communication with the Oregon Health Authority about the status of the disease in the state.

About 8,000 UO students have gotten the vaccine. Earlier this month, the UO held a mass vaccination clinic at Matthew Knight arena and started a social media campaign called “#GetTheVax” to encourage more vaccinations. Local area pharmacies have also started carrying the vaccines.


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Dahlia Bazzaz

Dahlia Bazzaz

Dahlia is the 2015-2016 Editor in Chief of the Emerald. Before becoming EIC, she worked as a crime reporter and columnist. She has also interned with Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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