Mumps vaccination clinic to be held on UK campus

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)  ̶  University Health Service (UHS) will offer a special mumps (MMR) vaccination clinic for University of Kentucky students from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24 in the UHS first floor lobby. Flu shots also will be available. It will be a walk-in clinic with no appointment needed.

Students are asked to check with their parent or guardian to determine if they have had two doses of the MMR vaccine in the past.  If not, or if unconfirmed, it is recommended they receive the vaccine.

Students should bring a student ID as well as a copy (printed or digital) of their immunization history, if it is available. The cost for the MMR vaccine will be waived for students.

The most effective means of mumps prevention is having received two doses of the MMR vaccine.

Last week three students tested positive for the mumps; several other students have exhibited symptoms including swollen salivary glands.

Mumps is a contagious disease caused by the mumps virus. It typically starts with a few days of fever, headache, fatigue, and loss of appetite, followed by swollen salivary glands.

For more information, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/index.html orhttp://www.cdc.gov/mumps/outbreaks/outbreak-patient-qa.html.

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