Meningitis B Vaccinations Top 3K at Princeton - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Meningitis B Vaccinations Top 3K at Princeton

Email


by Associated Press


PRINCETON, N.J. ― Princeton University reports more than 3,300 students have received meningitis B vaccinations since a mass vaccination got underway on campus Monday.

That is more than half of the nearly 6,000 students that federal health officials recommended receive the shots to help stop an outbreak at the Ivy League university in New Jersey.

Seven students and a prospective student on a campus visit have been stricken by potentially life-threatening type B meningococcal disease since March. The most recent case occurred last month. None has been fatal.

A vaccine not yet licensed in the U.S. but approved in Canada, Europe and Australia is being given with federal approval to undergraduates and graduate students living in dorms.

The first dose is being offered through Thursday, and a second dose in February.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Student-Athletes Share Perspectives at Intercollegiate Athletics Forum  Giving student-athletes opportunities to achieve academic excellence was a recurring theme at this year’s Intercollegiate Athletics Forum held in New York City this week.  How do colleges and universities make sure that student-athletes are havin...
Education Secretary DeVos Praises Senate Action on FAFSA Legislation U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has praised a Senate committee for moving forward with legislation to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Education Secretary Betsy DeVos DeVos’ praise followed a hearing Tuesday ...
New Report Offers Best Financial Practices for Colleges’ Roles in Student Success College affordability and a clear understanding of financial aid are among the biggest challenges low-income students pursuing a higher education face. Education experts say that colleges and universities can play a larger role in increasing student ...
Professor Apologizes for Fiery Response to Muslim Student CINCINNATI — A University of Cincinnati music teacher has apologized for his fiery online responses to a Muslim student who was critical of Donald Trump’s presidency and talked about celebrating freedom and diversity. College-Conservatory of Music...
Semantic Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *