Following the confirmation of three meningococcal meningitis B infections in students at Santa Clara University last week, The Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced administering approximately 1,500 vaccinations last Thursday.
In addition, drug store chain, Walgreens announced they will be offering vaccinations that provide protection against Meningitis B at all of its pharmacies throughout the Santa Clara area.
Vaccinations are available daily during regular pharmacy hours with no appointment necessary and may be covered by select insurance plans.
“We support the recommendations of local health officials and stress that vaccination is the best protection against Meningitis B,” said Hayley Park, Regional Healthcare Director for Walgreens. “Walgreens pharmacists play an important role by providing more convenient access to vaccinations and other preventive services throughout the community.”
Walgreens pharmacists in California can administer Meningitis B vaccine to qualified patients age 10 through 25 and other vaccinations to individuals ages 7 and older.*
To find the nearest Walgreens, residents can call 1-800-WALGREENS or visit www.walgreens.com.