UMass schedules mass meningitis vaccination program

UMass schedules mass meningitis vaccination program




AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The College of Massachusetts has scheduled a mass meningitis vaccination program at its Amherst campus after federal well being officers decided that two current instances of the illness on the faculty needs to be thought of an outbreak.

UMass is recommending that each one undergraduates in addition to graduate college students dwelling in undergraduate housing get vaccinated at one among 4 clinics deliberate for the subsequent week. Greater than 1,400 college students have already been vaccinated.

One scholar was identified with a variant of the illness on Oct. 24, and a second was identified earlier this month. Each are recovering.

The federal Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention decided that as a result of the 2 instances originated from a single pressure of genetically similar organisms it needs to be thought of an outbreak.

The campus continues to function as regular.