Indiana University offers free mumps vaccinations to students and faculty

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4 Fast Facts

  • IU is offering free MMR vaccinations.
  • Vaccinations are available for students, faculty and staff.
  • The clinics will operate 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.
  • IU is investigating 6 confirmed cases of mumps.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (February 22, 2016) – Indiana University it offering free MMR vaccinations to students, faculty, and staff due to an increasing number of mumps cases in colleges across the state.

The free measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations will be offered to students, faculty and staff on Wednesday and Thursday in the Georgian Room on the first floor of the Indiana Memorial Union.

The clinics will operate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.

Indiana University is investigating six confirmed cases of mumps — five at the IU Bloomington and one at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The fifth case at IU Bloomington was confirmed Friday after a news release announcing new cases was distributed, and it’s possible this number will increase because of the mumps’ ease of transmission in densely populated areas.

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