UC Students Getting Experimental Vaccine

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UC Students Getting Experimental Vaccine
Tue, 02-04-2014 - 9:52am

The CDC orignally decided that students didn't need the vaccine, but parental backlash has made heatlh officials change their minds: 

Students at the University of California Santa Barbara will be able to get an experimental meningitis vaccine that parents had been clamoring for after outbreaks there and at Princeton University, university officials said Friday.

UCSB scheduled vaccine clinics for Feb. 24 through March 7. 

It protects against meningitis B, a strain not included in the standard meningitis vaccine given to teenagers. More than 5,200 students at Princeton University in New Jersey received the emergency vaccine in December after an outbreak of a slightly different strain of meningitis B there sickened eight students associated with the school since March.

Four students at UCSB were sickened by a slightly different strain of meningitis B, including an 18-year-old freshman whose feet had to be amputated because of complications.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/california-students-get-experimental-meningitis-vaccine-2D12035492

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