Meningitis Outbreak

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LA County Department of Public Health Alert:

Outbreak of Meningococcal Disease

There has been a recent increase in the cases of invasive meningococcal disease among men living in Southern California, most of who are men who have sex with men.

LA County Department of Public Health recommends meningococcal vaccine for gay/MSM who are HIV+ and those who regularly have intimate contact with multiple partners or who seek partners through smartphone apps, particularly those who share cigarettes/marijuana or use illegal drugs.

HIV+ persons should receive 2 doses of the vaccine.  If you have only received one does in the past 5 years, you should get a booster.

Check with your HIV care specialist.

The Jeffrey Goodman will be offering FREE vaccines starting on July 5th.  Call the appointment line at 323-993-7500, option 4 to make an appointment.

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