Presently, there are many health alerts that are surfacing within the state of Ohio. Namely, the mumps have presented this past year on OSU campus, and there were over 290+ cases known in Columbus. Additionally, the measles are of concern with known cases in the northern Ohio.
PREVENTION: Get immunized! By the time you enter college, you should have at least one vaccine of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) immunization; two doses are recommended but not required.
The Centers for Disease Control recommend that if you were born in 1957 or after, and do not have a record of being vaccinated or having had these infections, talk to your healthcare professional about how many doses you may need.