Marshall University offering educational session on pertussis vaccine

Edited from a Press Release

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University’s Office of Student Health Education Programs and the Cabell-Huntington Health Department are hosting an educational session on vaccines as part of a continuing public awareness campaign.

The session is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in the Ed Grose Room of the Harless Dining Hall, which is located at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 17th Street in Huntington.

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) and Vaccine Myths is the topic and will feature guest speaker Jenny Murray, whose daughter contracted pertussis as an infant.


The sessions are part of the West Virginia Adolescent Project: Take Your Best Shot campaign, a statewide initiative aimed at increasing the number of college students being vaccinated against a variety of diseases and infections. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive a free Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine.

 

This event also will include take-home educational materials, free food and giveaways. For more information, contact the Office of Student Health Programs at 304-696-4800.

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