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OSU To Require Nearly All Freshmen To Be Fully Vaccinated

OSU says beginning in the fall, the school will require nearly all incoming freshmen to be fully vaccinated.
5, 2015

OSU says beginning in the fall, all first-year students who attend at least half-time with one on-campus course will have to be fully vaccinated.

Columbus Public Health: Mumps Outbreak Officially Over

Columbus Public Health officials have declared an end to the mumps outbreak in Central Ohio.
10, 2014

Local health officials have officially declared an end to mumps outbreak that began at Ohio State earlier this year.

Ohio Health Department Urges Vaccines As Classes Start

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August 16, 2014

The Ohio Department of Health is urging parents to make sure children are up-to-date on vaccinations to protect them and their classmates as they begin a new school year.

Central Ohio Mumps Cases Now Surpass Last Year’s National Figure

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A child with mumps with the characteristic swollen jaw
July 16, 2014

The number of Central Ohio mumps cases has now surpassed the entire number of cases reported in the United States last year.

Central Ohio Mumps Outbreak Outnumbers Nation in 2013

Columbus Public Health officials say Central Ohio's mumps outbreak now outnumbers cases nationwide in 2013.
24, 2014

The number of mumps cases in Central Ohio now outnumbers all of the cases nationwide last year.

Ohioans Advised To Call Ahead On Measles Vaccine

Ohio Governor John Kasich issued an executive order to allow pharmacists to vaccinate people during the state's mumps and measles outbreak.
9, 2014

Ohio’s governor has issued an executive order to let pharmacists administer vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella as two outbreaks continue to grow.

Health Expert: Local Mumps Outbreak Could Have Global Effect

Columbus Public Health officials plan to ramp up a mumps immunization campaign this summer. Health Commissioner Dr. Theresa Long said the central Ohio outbreak could spread to other parts of the country.
20, 2014

Health experts say the central Ohio mumps outbreak has the potential to extend far beyond Ohio’s borders.

OSU Officials Issue Guidelines to Combat Mumps Outbreak

Ohio State officials recommend nearly everyone attending or working at the University be vaccinated against the mumps virus.
21, 2014

Ohio State officials are taking a more aggressive tone in an effort to combat a mumps outbreak on the Columbus campus.

Multiple Mumps Cases Found In Central Ohio School

Delaware General Health District officials say that students who lack a mumps vaccine will be excluded from attending the Delaware County school where the cases were reported.
18, 2014

A central Ohio health district is investigating a probable cluster of mumps cases after two cases were reported in one school building, in addition to 25 more cases in the county.

Mumps Cases Spread To Columbus State Community College

Columbus State Community College's Davidson Hall in downtown Columbus.
April 17, 2014

Columbus health officials say they’ve confirmed 2 cases of mumps at Columbus State Community College as an outbreak of the illness continues.