Corvallis, Albany-area Safeway stores offer Meningitis B vaccine to OSU students
PORTLAND, Ore. – Four Safeway stores in Corvallis and Albany have the Meningitis B vaccine ready for students who attend Oregon State University, the company said in a news release.
Six cases of meningococcal disease have been reported in the last week at Oregon State University and students are being urged to seek vaccination.
“Our Albany and Corvallis pharmacists are ready to vaccinate students and be a partner in helping avoid any further illness,” said Stephen Certo, Safeway Director of Pharmacy Operations for Oregon. “Our pharmacies are committed to protecting community members and serving any health and wellness needs they may have.”
Although many students have already returned home for winter break, Safeway pharmacies are ready to welcome back students upon their return, the company said.
Meningococcal disease presents itself with high fever, headache, stiff neck, or rash.
You're asked to report any suspected cases promptly to your local public health department.