Health Alerts

 

May 2014

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.