to a report released by the Communicable Disease Control and Prevention
Section of San Francisco Department of Public Health, officials from
Los Angeles County reported 10 confirmed cases of meningococcal disease
earlier in 2014—five of which were in gay or bisexual men.Click here for more.
there have been no recent cases of meningococcal disease among gay or
bisexual men in San Francisco, officials at the San Francisco
Department of Public Health (SFDPH) encourage vaccination for San
Franciscans who have had, or anticipating having, close or intimate
contact with gay or bisexual men from Los Angeles County.
vaccine is effective prevention when given at least 7-10 days before
exposure to the disease. Those at risk should discuss vaccination with
their medical provider, but should be aware that low cost vaccine ($26;
regular price $139-159) is available at AITC Immunization &Travel
Clinic for uninsured or under-insured individuals who are at risk. Click here for more.
To learn more about Meningococcal disease, click here.