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Amid meningitis outbreak, officials urge vaccination — but not for everyone

Amid meningitis outbreak, officials urge vaccination — but not for everyone

Health officials in Los Angeles and Orange counties are racing to vaccinate gay men for meningitis, as a growing outbreak in the region appears to be hitting them particularly hard.

Orange County health workers launched evening pop-up clinics at gay bars, night clubs and LGBT centers. At the first one, at the Velvet Lounge in Santa Ana on Saturday, 31 people got a free shot at the bar — against meningitis.

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