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Corvallis students 25 and younger would have be be vaccinated against meningococcal B by Feb. 15. The requirement came after a sixth OSU undergraduate student since November 2016 was diagnosed with the illness disease.

COURTESY PHOTO - OSU students on the Corvallis campus 25 and younger start getting vaccinations Tuesday, Jan. 9, to fight spread of the meningococcal B disease.Oregon State University students start getting meningococcal B vaccines Tuesday, Jan. 9, as the Corvallis campus kicks off five days of mass vaccination clinics to combat spread of the serious disease.

University officials announced in December that students all OSU Corvallis students 25 and younger would have be be vaccinated against meningococcal B by Feb. 15. The requirement came after a sixth OSU undergraduate student since November 2016 was diagnosed with the illness disease.

The vaccination clinics, held in partnership with Fred Meyer Pharmacy, are planned each day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Saturday, Jan. 13.

The vaccination requires several doses and must be completed by Feb. 15. Doses must be given a month apart.

Meningococcal disease is a serious and contagious disease that can cause hearing loss, mental impairment, limb loss and death. For more information, go to studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/student-vaccine-clinics

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