The Student Health Center, in collaboration and with assistance of the Adair County Health Department, will be providing 400 FREE MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) IMMUNIZATIONS on a first-come/first-serve basis on Thursday, March 30. The clinic will be held in Georgian Room B of the Student Union Building, from 10 am to 5 pm. No appointment is necessary but students are asked to bring their student IDs to confirm their student status.
The Student Health Center reports 20 cases of known mumps disease among our student population this semester. Most were diagnosed at the Student Health Center but a few were also diagnosed by their home physician or a local health care provider. All but one had previously received the recommended 2 childhood doses of MMR. Individuals who have not been adequately vaccinated with 2 mumps vaccinations are at the highest risk of getting mumps, but due to the current cases, individuals with 2 vaccines are still eligible to receive the vaccine on March 30, 2017.
Students with chronic diseases should contact their personal healthcare provider to determine whether a 3rd MMR is recommended.
Questions can be answered on-site at the MMR Clinic or by calling the Student Health Center at 660-785-4182.