Meningococcal Disease Outbreak

This notice is particularly for our student workers:

OSU has seen three confirmed reports of the B strain of meningococcal disease in the past four months. Students age 25 or under who live on campus are advised to get vaccinated. I spoke to the nursing director at Student Health Services and she recommended that our student workers who work directly with customers also get vaccinated. No other steps are needed besides the typical recommendations to wash hands and not share drinks or utensils.

From the Inform notice:

As part of its response, the university will offer vaccination clinics on Wednesday, March 8, and Thursday, March 9, in McAlexander Field House from 9 a.m. through 6 p.m.

In advance, please check with your insurance carrier regarding coverage for receiving a meningococcal B vaccination at OSU. Be sure your insurance provider understands that the Corvallis campus has been designated by public health officials to have an “outbreak” status. Students without insurance will be provided the vaccine via other resources, and further communications about this assistance will be provided over the next week.

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