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Published On: Tue, Nov 26th, 2013

Princeton announces dates for receiving meningitis B vaccine

The New Jersey university, which has experienced eight cases of  serogroup B meningococcal disease since March, has announced the dates they will be administering the vaccine that helps protect against meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B bacteria.

Photo/CDC/ Debora Cartagena

Photo/CDC/ Debora Cartagena

According to a Princeton Meningitis Information update Nov. 26, the CDC has now officially recommended that all Princeton University undergraduate students, and also graduate students living in undergraduate dormitories, the Graduate College and annexes, and other members of the University community with certain medical conditions, receive a vaccine that helps protect against meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B bacteria. The vaccine will be provided only to these groups, and it will not be administered anywhere else.

The University will be administering the vaccine, which is not approved for use in the United States, during the second week of December.

The first dose of the vaccine in the two-dose series will be available on the following dates.

Dec. 9: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Frist Campus Center, Level B, Multipurpose Room
Dec. 10: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Frist Campus Center, Level B, Multipurpose Room
Dec. 11: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Frist Campus Center, Level B, Multipurpose Room
Dec. 12: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Frist Campus Center, Level B, Multipurpose Room

The second dose will be made available in February. Two doses of the vaccine are needed for maximum protection.

Princeton University will cover the cost of the vaccine.

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