Baylor Health Services To Provide Meningitis Shots For Students

Feb. 19, 2001

by LoAna Lopez

Due to recent outbreaks in the Houston metropolitan area and one isolated case in Waco, Baylor University Health Services will offer a walk-in meningitis immunization clinic for students from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, in rooms 305 and 318 of the McLane Student Life Center. No appointment is necessary. Students who have been immunized within the last three years do not need to be re-immunized.

The meningitis vaccine will cost $85. Payments may be made by credit card or through student accounts.

According to VACCESSHealth, the company providing the vaccines, meningococcal meningitis is a rare but possibly fatal disease that infects the brain and spinal cord. National statistics show the number of cases to be increasing among college-age people, according to VACCESSHealth.

For more information about the vaccine clinic, call Baylor University Health Services at 710-4392 or visit their web site at www.baylor.edu/stu_life/Health_Services/ .

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