UO students should get meningococcal vaccine before returning to classes. Here’s how:

March 26, 2015

The Oregon Health Authority is advising all University of Oregon undergraduates who will be returning to classes at the Eugene campus next week to get vaccinated for type B Meningococcus.

Since January, six UO students have contracted meningococcal disease and one student died.

The Oregon Health Authority recommends students be vaccinated before returning to school after spring break. This includes UO graduate students, faculty or staff, who live in campus residence halls, fraternities or sororities. Those who should get the shot also include all students with high risk medical conditions like sickle cell anemia, asplenia, or terminal complement component.

Other young people who live at 13th & Olive apartments (Capstone buildings) in Eugene are also advised to get the vaccine. 

The vaccine is available at the following pharmacies in Multnomah and Washington counties. Call ahead to check for availability, cost and payment options.

  • Safeway, 1303 N.W. Lovejoy in Portland, 503-205-6751
  • Safeway, 13485 N.W. Cornell (near intersection with Murray Road), 503-350-2086
  • Walgreens, Murray Scholls Town, 14600 S. W. Murray Scholls Dr., Beaverton, 503- 579-1878.
Students wishing to find the vaccine in the Eugene area can find locations here.