Wellness Center

April 13 - Important Update to On-Campus Vaccination Clinic

SUMMARY:

–Rite-Aid will now be administering the Pfizer vaccine during Thursday’s on-campus vaccine clinic.

–Due to that change, the new date for the second shot will be Thursday, May 6.

–Mandatory student testing takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, April 14.

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Dear Campus Community,

We want to provide you with some important updates as we prepare for Thursday’s on-campus vaccination clinic in the field house.

Rite-Aid will now administer the Pfizer vaccine–instead of the Moderna vaccine–in order to better accommodate timing of the second shot for our campus community. Therefore, if you receive your first vaccine on campus on Thursday, you must make sure you are available to receive the second one on Thursday, May 6.

If you haven’t already registered for a timeslot for Thursday’s clinic, you can do so at https://go.ursinus.edu/VaccineRegistration.

Because the clinic is Thursday, all mandatory student testing will be held in the field house tomorrow, Wednesday, April 14. If possible, please plan to attend during your regularly scheduled timeslot.

For those of you who are attending Thursday’s clinic, please remember the following:

–Sign up for only one slot. All registrants will receive an appointment reminder via email approximately 12 hours before the event to confirm your time. (The ColleagueID can be found on your Ursinus ID badge; if your ID is not accessible, leave the field blank).

–All participants must have a completed consent screening form, a valid ID, and an insurance card with them in order to be granted access. A print-out of the consent screening form will be available for students at Wednesday’s mandatory testing session; all registrants can also download the form on our vaccination website at https://ursinus.edu/vaccinations.

–Once you receive the dose, you must remain on site for an additional 15 minutes. This is standard and allows event organizers to monitor participants for any reaction to the vaccination.

–You cannot receive a vaccination if you have just tested positive for COVID-19. If you have tested positive, you are eligible once you have completed 10 days of isolation and are not symptomatic.

–All registrants should be available to receive their second dose on the NEW Date of Thursday, May 6. That clinic will also be hosted on campus.

–Rite-Aid has asked for Ursinus volunteers to assist throughout the day. Please email Ellen Macionsky at emacionsky@ursinus.edu if you’d like to help out.

Please be sure to review our vaccinations website and check it for any further updates.

Sincerely,

 

Brock Blomberg, President
Lauren Finnegan, Director of Counseling and Wellness