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Free Meningitis Vaccines After Recent Death

Free meningitis vaccinations are being offered at pharmacies in West Hollywood.

AHF Pharmacy in West Hollywood is offering free vaccinations. (Vicki Chen/ATVN)
AHF Pharmacy in West Hollywood is offering free vaccinations. (Vicki Chen/ATVN)
Free bacterial meningitis vaccines are available in some Los Angeles pharmacies Monday after a West Hollywood man died from the disease several days ago.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is providing its two West Hollywood and Hollywood pharmacies with 10,000 vaccinations. Patients can also find the vaccine at the Men's Wellness Center in East Hollywood. 

Extra precaution comes after West Hollywood attorney Brett Shaad, 33, died from meningitis Saturday night.

Shaad frequently visited Equinox Gym in West Hollywood, a place that the County of Los Angeles Public Health warned could be at risk for spreading the disease.

Equinox Chief Operating Officer Scott Rosen sent ATVN the following statement:

"Upon learning of this case, we notified our members and staff. Public Health has assured us that they do not believe exposure in a health club setting posed a risk to our members. Equinox members and staff are safe, and we will continue to do everything we can to guarantee our members have the best fitness experience possible."

Bacterial meningitis is caused by the inflamation of membranes covering the spinal cord and brain, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Check out where to get a bacterial meningitis vaccine in Los Angeles.

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