New OSU Corvallis meningococcal-B vaccine mandate

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Effective Dec. 20, 2017, Oregon State University is requiring all students 25 and younger enrolled at the Corvallis campus to be vaccinated for meningococcal B disease by Feb. 15, 2018.

The new vaccine requirement was announced in response to the ongoing outbreak of Group B meningococcal disease among students at the Oregon State University Corvallis campus. On December 20, 2017, health officials reported a sixth case of meningococcal disease infecting a student enrolled at Oregon State University in Corvallis. University and health officials strongly encourage undergraduate students to initiate or complete their vaccination series before returning to campus in January 2018.

OSU will be having on-campus mass vaccination clinics Tuesday, January 9, 2017 thought Saturday, January 13, 2017 at the SEC Plaza (immediately east of the Memorial Union) 10:00am to 6:00pm each day.

Due to limited capacity at the Benton County Health Department, students seeking Meningococcal B vaccine appointments may not be able to get in for several weeks.

State law requires health insurers to cover the cost of vaccines and antibiotics during an outbreak for enrollees 25 and younger, and who are attending or enrolled to attend OSU at the Corvallis campus. Contact your insurance provider to check your coverage. Students having trouble accessing vaccines due to insurance restrictions should call 888-877-4894 or email cp.ins@oregon.gov to connect with patient advocates.

Visit http://GetTheVax.oregonstate.edu for more information about  upcoming OSU vaccination clinics, the meningococcal B disease vaccine mandate and OSU’s vaccination documentation requirements.