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The meningitis vaccine is available at:
The Allegheny County Health Department
3441 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. 15213
Fee: Menomune: $119.00*
Ohio Valley General Hospital
Infection Control located on 2nd floor
25 Heckel Road, McKees Rocks, PA. 15136
Fee: Menactra $100.00*
Monday through Friday: 9AM-5PM
*Fees subject to change.
Directions to County Health
At the main entrance to the college, make a left turn onto University Blvd. Follow road to fourth light. Make a left onto Airport Pkwy. Merge onto PA-60 S. Road turns into US-30 E. Follow through tunnels, and across bridge. Take Forbes Ave. exit toward Oakland. Stay straight to go onto Forbes Ave. County health office will be on the left, next to Arby's. Across the street from CVS Pharmacy.
College students are at increased risk for meningococcal disease, a potentially fatal bacterial infection commonly referred to as meningitis. In fact, freshmen living in residence halls are found to have a six-fold increased risk for the disease. The American College Health Association, The American Academy of Pediatrics, and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that college students learn more about meningitis and vaccination. At least 70% of all cases of meningococcal disease in college students are vaccine preventable.
Meningitis vaccine providing immunity for A/C/Y/W-135 combined: Type - Menomune or Menactra.
Residential students must waive or receive the meningitis vaccine. A second dose is required if the first dose was received prior to age 16.
- What is meningococcal meningitis? It is a potentially fatal bacterial disease that causes swelling of fluid surrounding the brain and spinal column. It can also lead to permanent disabilities, such as hearing loss, brain damage, seizures, limb amputation , and even death, see www.vaccineinformation.org. and www.immunize.org.
To learn more about meningitis and the vaccine, visit Robert Morris University Student Health Services in Nicholson Center. You can also visit websites of Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo, and the American College Health Association, www.acha.org.