University provides second dose of meningitis B vaccine

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Posted February 17, 2014; 09:08 p.m.
by Office of Communications

Princeton University began providing a second dose of the meningitis B vaccine to recommended campus groups on Monday, Feb. 17, with 1,162 individuals vaccinated by the end of the first day. Another 305 individuals received the second dose last month.

The vaccine clinics are being held from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Feb. 17-20, in the Frist Campus Center multipurpose room. More information about the clinics is available on the University's meningitis website.

The first dose of the meningitis B vaccine was provided to 5,382 individuals, representing 93 percent of the approximately 5,800 University community members who were eligible to receive the vaccine.

A second dose of the vaccine is needed for full immunity. Individuals who received only one dose of the vaccine at previous campus clinics are still at an increased risk of getting meningitis.

Students who have not yet received the first dose of the vaccine may also do so on Feb. 17-20, and will have an opportunity to receive the second dose at a later time.

 

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