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Free meningitis vaccines to be given at The Long Beach LGBTQ Center

The Long Beach LGBTQ Center will host two events for anyone who wants a free meningococcal meningitis vaccine.Photo: Anthony Bibian/Q Voice News.

LONG BEACH — The Long Beach LGBTQ Center will host two events for anyone who wants a free meningococcal meningitis vaccine.

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One will take place Monday and the second will take place May 13. Both vaccination days will be from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

No appointment is necessary.

The Center and Long Beach Health and Human Services Department are collaborators for the events.

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Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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