Health Center Offers Measles, Mumps and Rubella Clinic for Students

The Student Health Center, in collaboration with and the assistance of the Adair County Health Department, will provide 400 free measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) immunizations on a first-come, first-serve basis for any student with a Truman ID.

The free clinic will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 30 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. No appointment is necessary.

The Student Health Center reports 20 cases of known and suspected mumps disease among the student population this semester. All but one had previously received the recommended two childhood doses of MMR. Individuals who have not been adequately vaccinated with two mumps vaccinations are at the highest risk of getting mumps, but due to the current cases, individuals with two vaccines are still eligible to receive the vaccine, March 30.

Outbreaks in other universities have resulted in the identification of Greek organizations and athletics as high-risk populations on campus. These groups are highly encouraged to consider vaccination. However, since no clearly defined high-risk group has been identified at Truman, any student is eligible to receive this booster.  

Students with chronic diseases are asked to contact their personal health care provider to determine whether a third MMR is recommended.

Questions can be answered on site at the MMR clinic or by calling the Student Health Center at 660.785.4182.

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