SDSU students given meningitis shots at incorrect temperature

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — SDSU students who received a meningitis vaccine administered on campus by Walgreens are being asked to go back and have their vaccines re-administered, according to The Daily Aztec.

“We recently became aware that the vaccine temperature at the time of administration was not optimal,” the statement said. “While we believe there is no associated safety risk, in order to ensure that recipients received full efficacy of the vaccine, we are in the process of contacting the students to offer re-vaccinations,” the company said Thursday.

Approximately 350 students received vaccinations for meningococcus B from Walgreen between October 5 and October 8 at Viejas Arena.

Walgreens later discovered that the vaccinations were not given at the correct temperature, prompting the company to ask students to return, the Daily Aztec reported.

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