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OKC County Health Department Offers Free Meningitis Vaccinations

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The meningitis vaccine will be available for individuals age 19 to 55. The meningitis vaccine will be available for individuals age 19 to 55.
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The Oklahoma City County Health Department, located at 921 N.E. 23rd St., is providing free meningitis vaccinations through February 28.

The meningitis vaccine will be available for individuals age 19 to 55, and there is no income or insurance requirement.

"The free meningitis vaccine offered by the health department can save you over $100, but more importantly, it can save your life," Oklahoma County Immunization Coalition Director Ellen Pogemiller said.

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Meningitis, also known as meningococcal disease, can result in brain damage, hearing loss, learning problems, or in some cases, a loss of a limb. Statistics show one in 10 people who develop bacterial meningitis will die from the infection, even if they seek treatment.

For Oklahoma high school students who plan to live on campus once they start college, the meningitis vaccine is required.

This N.E. 23rd St. clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visit the Oklahoma City County Health Department online for more information.

Inquiries may also be made by phone at 405-425-4362 or by email at immunizations@occhd.org.

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