By NewsDesk @bactiman63
A student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has been diagnosed with mumps, the University and the state Office of Public Health confirmed Monday.
UL Lafayette, in cooperation with the Office of Public Health, is monitoring the situation to ensure the health and safety of the University community, and will provide updates as needed.
Vaccination is the best way to prevent the disease. Students should check their immunization records. University students should have two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
UL Lafayette’s Office of Student Health Services will have vaccines available Tuesday, Feb. 18, for students who have either not been vaccinated or who have not received a second round of the MMR vaccine. Appointments are required; call Student Health Services at (337) 482-1328.
You can also receive a mumps vaccination from your private health care provider, most community pharmacies or, if you are uninsured, a parish health unit.