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UST Announces On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccinations

The University of St. Thomas will hold several opportunities for students and faculty to receive both doses of the Pfizer vaccine on campus starting May 10, according to an email sent to students and faculty by UST nursing professor Michael Sullivan.

The vaccination opportunity is open to all students 18 and older, as well as retired staff, faculty, administration, board members, Basilian Fathers. 

The email recommended anyone under 18 check for nearby clinics that offer the Pfizer vaccine. 

Appointments will be offered each Monday May 10-Aug. 20  from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at UST’s Center for Science and Health Professions Artium, with the exception of  Memorial Day. That week’s appointments will be held Tuesday, June 1.

Online registration is required at least 48 hours prior to receiving the shot, and recipients of the first dose can receive the second 21 days later. 

A valid state or government photo identification showing date of birth is required; UST IDs will not be accepted.

With the exception of UST nursing students, UST students and faculty are not required to get vaccinated, according to UST Police Chief H.E. Jenkins..

“While most of the talk we have had is that we will not require it,” Jenkins told the Independent,  “it could change.” For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, refer to the CDC’s guidelines.

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