Third meningococcal case confirmed at OSU, vaccination clinics to be held

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CORVALLIS, Ore. - A third student is being treated for a confirmed case of meningococcal disease at Oregon State University.

Two other cases were reported in November 2016.

The school is now recommending vaccination for all undergraduate students under the age of 25, in particular those who lives on campus.

The university will offer vaccination clinics on the Corvallis campus for the targeted student population on Wednesday, March 8, and Thursday, March 9, in McAlexander Field House, 1800 S.W. Jefferson Way, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Vice president for university relations and marketing, Steve Clark says that the university is making the safety and health of students a top priority.

"We understand that news of this matter is concerning for our students and their families. While this is a serious matter, it is not emergency," Clark said.

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