UMass Amherst: News Archive
The following message was sent to the UMass Amherst campus community on Dec. 7 by Dr. George A. Corey, executive director of University Health Services.I am writing to thank the 7,000 students who have responded to our call and received their Meningitis B vaccinations on campus, including the 5,500 who did so during one of our four large-scale clinics over the past week. While these efforts have reduced the risk for a substantial portion of campus, we must build upon this initial success.
University Health Services (UHS) has ample vaccine and will continue to provide vaccinations throughout this semester, winter break and the spring semester. This includes a series of five walk-in vaccination clinics prior to the end of the fall semester.
The walk-in vaccination clinics will be held in Room 302 of UHS:
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2-6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 14, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 15, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 18, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
If you received your first dose at UHS before Thanksgiving break, you will be able to come in for your second dose during one of these clinics. Check the date you were vaccinated to make sure 28 days have elapsed before you come in. In addition, the extended winter break also provides a convenient time for many students to make arrangements for a vaccination by your family physician.
If you already had your first dose of either Bexsero or Trumenba, the two available Meningitis B vaccines, I remind you to get your next dose on schedule either during the break or when you return to campus in late January. We offer both at UHS.
Fortunately, we have had only two cases of disease during this outbreak, and the two students are recovering. As you prepare for your time away …