Collins said that many cases of measles have recently been diagnosed in young children living in Philadelphia. Since 1983, students have been required to receive one dose of the measle vaccine before entering the University, according to Collins, but in 1989 two doses became the requirement for all incoming students. Many upperclassmen have slipped through the sytem without receiving a second dose and are at risk, Collins said. The student who was diagnosed yesterday had recieved only one dose of the vaccine. Today, Student Health will be vaccinating people who had direct contact with the infected student. For other students, an immunization clinic will be set up next week. Times are to be announced. -- Melissa FragnitoComments powered by Disqus
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