The Engemann Student Health Center strongly recommends that all incoming freshmen and transfer students to USC receive the meningococcal meningitis vaccination before they come to campus, or as soon as possible after their arrival. Meningococcal meningitis is a serious illness that can lead to brain damage, disability or death. College freshmen, particularly those who live in dorms, have a modestly increased risk of getting this disease. Presently, there are two vaccines available. Both provide protection against four of the five most common strains.
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