Another Mass Vax Clinic for UO Students

Eugene, Ore. — Yet another meningitis vaccine clinic involving University of Oregon students Friday night, after a fifth student was diagnosed with meningococcemia. The bacterial infection already led to the death of one student, last month. Friday’s mass vaccination clinic was held for residents at the Capstone Apartments downtown Eugene, called 13th & Olive. The 19-year-old … Continue reading »

CDC Researching at UO Vacine Clinic

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon says it’s working to spread the word about this week’s mass immunization clinics through social media and word of mouth with students. UO officials say they’re working to make sure cost isn’t deterring anyone from getting immunized. Last week, the CDC recommended this vaccine be used in outbreak … Continue reading »

Ebola, Measles, Meningitis, What’s Next?

EUGENE, Ore.– The country has seen quite a bit of outbreaks lately: ebola, measles, enterovirus, and now meningococcemia at the University of Oregon. It may appear as if things are getting worse, but doctors say it’s not unusual. “Diseases are not new, we’ve all been at risk for them for years and years and years. It … Continue reading »

UO Vaccination Clinics Begin Monday

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is preparing for the mass vaccination clinics that start Monday. So far nearly 3,000 students have received the vaccine. The mass clinics are a partnership between Lane County Public Health and the University of Oregon. Students will be able to get the vaccine and bill their insurance directly … Continue reading »

LCC Monitoring Meningitis

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane Community College is on alert after the bacterial infection, meningococcemia, killed a University of Oregon student. LCC says there are no links between the cases at UO and LCC at this time, but administrators are monitoring the infection very closely. They are working with Lane County Public Health and keeping in constant … Continue reading »

1,000 Students Get Meningitis Vaccine

EUGENE, Ore. — A long line of students waited at the clinic set up at Matthew Knight Arena Tuesday to get their meningitis vaccine. The University is recommending every undergraduate student, regardless of age get the vaccine. So far around 1,000 students received the vaccine. For those without insurance, the vaccination will cost around $170, … Continue reading »

UO Starts Vaccination Campaign

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is starting a campaign to encourage students and staff to get the vaccine that prevents bacterial meningitis. Monday student leaders posed for pictures for the “Get the Vax” campaign. Next week, they’re starting a mass vaccination clinic on campus, but for students who want to get the vaccine … Continue reading »

UO and Public Health Respond to Death

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Public Health and the University of Oregon are ramping up their response after at least three confirmed cases and possibly a death related to the bacterial infection that can lead to Meningitis. Public health offices there say they have had to reorganize their resources to focus on the situation and … Continue reading »

UO Students Being Treated for Infection

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon continues to contact students about a bacterial infection that can cause meningitis. University officials are reaching out to about 80 students who were in small group class settings with the sick student. The health center is separating those who may have been exposed to the infection from others … Continue reading »

Students Preventing Bacterial Infection

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is encouraging students who may have had contact with a sick student to seek preventative care. The health center saw a steady flow of students coming in Monday to get the shot that will prevent the bacterial infection Neisseria Meningococcemia. This infection can lead to Meningitis. The UO … Continue reading »

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