Vaccination campaign underway in L.A. County

Meningococcal can cause brain infection

In response to the state’s recent identification of an outbreak of meningococcal disease in Southern California, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl introduced a motion directing the Los Angeles County Health Agency and the Department of Public Health to develop a comprehensive vaccination campaign.
Gay and bisexual men are at special risk for meningococcal, a fatal disease but one that can be prevented with a vaccine.
“We have seen a small number of cases of this dangerous disease since 2012,&...

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