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More than 2,200 people show the free Mumps Vaccine Clinic at Temple University – Story



The Pennsylvania Health Department reports that a free clinic has been set up at Temple University to combat the school's recent mumps outbreak, which saw more than 2,200 MMR refresher shots on Wednesday, Lecturers and staff was administered.

"It's exactly what we wanted," said Ray-Betzner spokesman for Temple. "We had students this morning at 8:30, it was fantastic."

Temple says even after the flood of students, there are still 1,800 doses of the vaccine available and more are on the way.

"We want to vaccinate as many people as possible," said Betzner.

Since the virus has a two-week incubation period the officials expect another mump wave even after the vaccination clinics.

Temple wants to hold another free clinic on Friday from 9am to 4pm at the Great Court in the Central Hall on North Broad Street from 1913.


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