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For More Information, Contact:

Rosmarie Bruich, R.N.
Director, Student Health Services
Student Health Services

bruich@rmu.edu
412-397-6221 Phone
412-397-6319 Fax
Jefferson Center
Moon Campus

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Meningitis Information

The meningitis vaccine is available at:

The Allegheny County Health Department
Phone: 412-578-8060
3441 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. 15213

Fee: Meningitis vaccination $120.00* cash
      
Rite Aid Pharmacy
Phone: 412-262-2161
5990 University Blvd. Moon Twp. PA 15108
Fee Menveo $175.99

Walgreens Take Care Clinic
Phone: 412-269-2501
6906 University Blvd., Moon Twp. PA  15108

Heritage Valley Health System Convenient Care
Phone: 412-749-7745
935 Thorn Run Road, Moon Twp, PA  15108
   
Ohio Valley General Hospital
Infection Control located on 2nd floor
Phone: 412-777-6514
25 Heckel Road, McKees Rocks, PA. 15136

Fee: Menactra $100.00*
Appointment necessary.
Monday through Friday: 9AM-5PM
Saturday: 9AM-1PM

*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.

About Meningitis
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. 

A second dose is required if the first dose was received prior to age 16.

To learn more about meningitis and the vaccine, visit Robert Morris University Student Health Services in Jefferson 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. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/mening.pdf