To help reduce your risk of infection in addition to vaccination, remember basic principles of proper hygiene. Wash hands frequently; avoid or limit contact with persons who are ill; don't share eating utensils, lip balm or cigarettes; cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing; and use disposable tissues.
Not all private offices and county health departments provide the Meningococcal vaccine. If you desire and are unable to obtain this vaccine through a health care provider in your area, the Office of Health Services will host a meningitis clinic during Welcome Week. You may contact the Office of Health Services at 563/333-6423 for more information.
For more information on Meningococcal disease and vaccination, visit the websites below provided by the Center for Disease Control or stop by the Health Service Office.