WEST HOLLYWOOD (KTLA) – In response to the recent death of a West Hollywood man from meningitis, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation is offering free meningitis vaccines.
The vaccines will be available beginning Monday (April 15) at AHF Pharmacy locations in West Hollywood and Hollywood.
Health officials are encouraging anyone who might have been exposed or at risk to make plans to receive the vaccine.
The case of Brett Shaad, the West Hollywood lawyer who died from meningitis, has heightened concerns and focused them locally about meningitis dangers.
The local case — and other meningitis cases that have struck gay men in New York City — have West Hollywood officials warning residents to take precautions.