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posted on August 25, 2014 12:11

NEWS RELEASE--FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             DATE: Aug. 25, 2014

Contact: Tom Shanahan
Public Information Officer
(208) 334-0668

Buster Bronco Leads Free Meningitis Clinics for Idaho College Students

Boise State mascot Buster Bronco is going to roll up his sleeve on Tuesday to lead students and staff in being vaccinated from meningitis, a dangerous and potentially fatal disease.

Boise State University’s Department of Nursing and Ladd Family Pharmacy are partnering to provide free meningitis vaccination clinics during the next month.  Bacterial meningitis is an infection that has been known to spread in college and university settings. One in 10 people who contract meningitis may die, with one in four suffering from serious long-term disabilities such as brain damage, loss of limbs, nervous system problems or deafness. The free meningitis vaccination clinics will help protect college students, staff and faculty from this disabling and potentially deadly disease.

Clinics will be held at Boise State University in the Student Union building’s Bronco Lounge on August 26th, September 9th and September 24th from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free meningitis vaccination clinics will also be held at Ladd Family Pharmacy, 1109 S. Broadway Ave. in Boise on August 26th from 4-7 p.m., and September 10th from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  The Ladd Family Pharmacy free clinics are open to all Idaho students with a college or university ID from any school, including faculty and staff.

For interested media, Buster Bronco is receiving his vaccination at the BSU clinic in Bronco Lounge on Tuesday, August 26th at noon.