Free Meningitis Vaccinations on August 6
PROVIDED BY ORANGE COUNTY HEALTH CARE AGENCY
When: Saturday August 6 between 7-9PM
Where: Velvet Lounge, 416 W 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
There has been an increase in Meningitis infections effecting gay men in Southern California. Please read the information below and get your FREE Meningitis Vaccination!
What is Meningococcal Disease?
Meningococcal disease is a rare, but serious infection that can cause meningitis (brain infection) and/or bacteremia (blood infection), and can lead to death. Recently, there has been an increase in meningococcal disease among men having sex with men in Southern California.
How do you get it?
Meningococcal disease is caused by a bacteria that is transmitted from person-to-person through respiratory droplets (like saliva or spit) during face-to-face or prolonged contact, or by sharing utensils, drinks, or cigarettes.
What can I do to protect myself?
Orange County Health Care Agency recommends that all gay, bisexual, other men who have sex with men, and persons with HIV infection get vaccinated for meningococcal disease.
If you are unable to attend the above event but would like the vaccine, there are two clinics at 1725 W. 17th Street in Santa Ana that offer the vaccine:
If you just need the vaccine, go to the Immunization Clinic:
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.)
If you need the vaccine and STD and/or HIV testing, go to Testing, Treatment and Care Clinic: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Call (800) 564-8448 for more information.Posted on August 5, 2016 in Events, News, Press