May 1, 2006
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations directory, (785) 594-8330

Baldwin City, Kan. — The Lawrence Douglas County Health Department has sent 200 doses of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine to the Baker University Student Health Center for people who qualify.

The Centers for Disease Control and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommend a second MMR vaccine for the following susceptible persons: anyone who has no knowledge of having had the mumps disease; anyone who has not had two MMRs; and no laboratory indication of immunity.

Anyone born before 1957 is usually considered immune. However, during an outbreak, vaccination can be considered.

Students, faculty and staff should verify their vaccination status with their health-care provider. People interested in receiving the vaccine should call 594-8409.

There will be a $10 administrative fee in accordance with the health department recommendations.