Discounted Meningitis Vaccines

By Ben Wolf
Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The vaccines normally cost 90 bucks, but the department is stocked full of doses that will expire in May.

The department says the vaccines are still perfectly good for use, but they want to make sure none are wasted.

Health experts say infants and those living in dormitories are at the greatest risk for contracting the disease.

"This is a great time for them to come on in and get their vaccine before the summer rush when they’re trying to get everything together for going off to school for the dorms and things like that, and anyone who is living in the dormitories now," said Health District Public Information Officer Jennifer Steedly.

Meningococcal disease affects more than 2,500 people each year in the United States.