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Free Meningitis Vaccinations In LA

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The AIDS Healthcare Foundation will offer free meningitis vaccinations to gay men in the Los Angeles area. Read full press release:

In response to cases of bacterial meningitis among men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) that has affected men in Los Angeles and New York, AIDS Healthcare Foundation will offer free meningitis vaccines starting Monday, April 15th at its AHF Pharmacy locations in West Hollywood (8212 Santa Monica Blvd.) and Hollywood (6210 Sunset Blvd.) and its AHF Hollywood Men’s Wellness Center (1300 N. Vermont Ave.) to anyone who thinks that they are at risk or have had exposure. The vaccine protocol involves one dose for HIV negative individuals, and one plus a booster at eight weeks for HIV positive people. Read More

WHEN:  SUNDAY, April 14th   2013—-12:00pm (noon) Pacific Time  

Teleconference Dial in information: +1.877.411.9748 participant code #7134323

WHO: Michael Weinstein, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Hon. John Duran, Councilmember, West Hollywood City Council

Otto Yang, M.D., Scientific Director, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Parveen Kaur, M.D., Physician, AHF Healthcare Centers (pending)

CONTACTS:  Ged Kenslea AHF Sr. Dir. of Communications (323) 791-5526 cell

Lori Yeghiayan AHF Assoc. Dir. of Communications (323) 377-4312 cell