Emergency Guidelines for the Campus Community

E-Mail sent to students and to parents of undergraduates

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Subject: Second dose of meningitis B vaccine available Feb. 17-20

The second dose of the meningitis B vaccine will be available for all Princeton University undergraduate students, graduate students living in undergraduate dormitories, the Graduate College and annexes, and other members of the University community with certain medical conditions on the following dates:

Monday through Thursday, Feb. 17-20, noon to 8 p.m. in Frist Campus Center, Level B, Multipurpose Room.

The vaccine will be provided only to eligible groups, and it will not be administered anywhere else. Princeton University will cover the cost of the vaccine

It is important to remember students who receive only one dose of the vaccine are still at an increased risk of getting meningitis. Because protection provided by the first dose declines over time, two doses of the vaccine are needed for full immunity.

Students who have not yet received the first dose may also do so on these dates, and will have an opportunity to receive the second dose at a later time. 

All eligible individuals must sign an informed consent form at the vaccine clinic. Experts from the CDC will go over the form and answer any questions at the clinic.
Students under the age of 18 will need a signed consent form from their parent or guardian before receiving the vaccine. A separate communication will be sent to those students and their parents.

For frequently asked questions about the University vaccine clinics, including specific questions about the second dose, please visit: http://web.princeton.edu/sites/emergency/meningitis.html.

For frequently asked questions about the vaccine and bacterial meningitis, please visit the CDC's meningitis information website: http://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/outbreaks/vaccine-serogroupB.html

You may also email the CDC at meningvaccine@cdc.gov, which is dedicated to answering questions about the vaccine.

Cynthia Cherrey








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