Vaccination Program Begins for Gay and Bisexual Men in Chicago

Sun. October 19, 2003 12:00 AM

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It has been determined that of the 6 cases, 4 of them are "Type C" meningitis, which is included in the meningitis vaccine.

Beginning today, October 19, the City of Chicago has begun a vaccination program for gay and bisexual men in Chicago who have had close direct contact (kissing, sharing saliva, sexual contact) with others in social setting on Chicago's North Side during October 2003.

The vaccination program will begin today, Sunday, October 19 at 5 p.m. at:

1. Lakeview Storefront, 3345 N. Halsted, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

2. Cheetah Gym, 5248 N. Clark, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The vaccination program will continue from Monday through Friday, October 20 to 24 at the following places and times:

1. Lakeview Storefront, 3345 N. Halsted, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

2. Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

and at the following clinics during their regular hours:

3. Howard Brown Health Center, 4025 N. Sheridan [Mon-Thurs. 9-7; Fri., 9-5; Sat. 9-3]

4. Lakeview Clinic, 2861 N. Clark [MWF 8-4; TTh 10-6]

5. Uptown Clinic, 845 W. Wilson [MWF 8-4; TTh 10-6]

Chicago Department of Public Health -