April 1, 2021

VINCENNES, Ind. – In another significant step forward in returning to a more traditional 2021 Fall Semester, Vincennes University is partnering with the Knox County Health Department to begin administering the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine to the VU community.

“The safety of our faculty, staff, students is the highest priority for Vincennes University, and we will take every measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We’ve done amazingly well in keeping all of our sites safe despite the challenges caused by the pandemic. By offering vaccinations to students, faculty, staff, and eligible immediate family members of faculty and staff, this represents a step forward on the path to normalcy. We greatly appreciate the partnership with Dr. Alan Stewart and the Knox County Health Department in providing this resource. I have been vaccinated and I encourage others to do the same. We must all do our part to help stop COVID-19,” VU President Dr. Chuck Johnson said.

All VU students, faculty, staff, and immediate family members of faculty and staff 18 and older are eligible. The clinic is not open to the general public. There is no charge to receive the vaccine. Vaccination is not mandatory for VU students, faculty, and staff.

VU will host its first COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Thursday, April 8, from 2-6 p.m. at Green Activities Center, 120 W. Harrison St. on the Vincennes Campus. The vaccine will be administered in two separate doses. Second vaccines will be administered on Thursday, May 6 from 2-6 p.m. at the same location.

Registration is not required. Individuals should bring an ID and an insurance card. Individuals can still receive the vaccine without insurance.

Please direct questions to Vincennes University COVID-19 Liaison and Team Lead Cindy Beaman at cbeaman@vinu.edu.

For more information on how VU is Safely Blazing Forward and the University’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, go to https://www.vinu.edu/covid-19-information-resources.

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Author:

Marcia Martinez

Date:

4/1/21 6:12 PM