Vaccines Available at Student Health
In addition to the quadrivalent vaccine, there is also a new type B vaccine available that covers a strain of the bacteria that is not included in the standard 4-strain vaccine. Both vaccines are recommended for full protection, especially for those under age 25 who live in residence halls, fraternities, and sororities. Student Health carries Bexsero®, which is a two-dose series, one month apart, and costs $235/dose. (There is a second brand of Type B vaccine - Trumenba® - which is a three-dose series. At this time SHS is administering only Bexsero.)
Enrolled students may come to Student Health for the quadrivalent and type B meningococcal vaccines. Check with your insurance company to see if the cost will be covered and be sure they know that OSU is in an outbreak situation for Meningitis B. In many cases this will require them to cover the cost of immunization at 100%. The charges can also be billed to your student account. Call us at 541-737-2724 for more information.