Princeton U. reports 3,355 students have received meningitis B vaccine

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Princeton University has administered meningitis vaccinations to 3,355 students over the first two days of a special on-campus clinic in attempt to thwart an outbreak of the deadly disease, university officials said today.

Seven students and a campus visitor have been infected with the serogroup B meningitis bacteria at Princeton since March. The Centers for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration took the unusual step of approving a vaccine not previously available in the United States to protect against that strain of meningitis.

The university has previously said that nearly 6,000 people would be eligible for the vaccinations.

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