Advocates Push For Universal Vaccinations Amid Meningitis Outbreak, But Officials Balk
State health officials have been pushing for gay and bisexual men to get vaccinated during an outbreak in which 19 out of the 24 cases involve that community. Some critics say it's not enough, though, and that the recommendations should cover everyone.
Los Angeles Times:
Amid Meningitis Outbreak, Officials Urge Vaccination — But Not For Everyone
Health officials in Los Angeles and Orange counties are racing to vaccinate gay men for meningitis, as a growing outbreak in the region appears to be hitting them particularly hard. Orange County health workers launched evening pop-up clinics at gay bars, night clubs and LGBT centers. At the first one, at the Velvet Lounge in Santa Ana on Saturday, 31 people got a free shot at the bar — against meningitis. (Karlamangla, 8/12)