UNI to host vaccination clinics


Gabi Cummings

UNI staff and student vaccination clinics will be held in the West Gym, Tuesday, April 13 through Friday, April 16.


UNI students and staff will have the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine on campus this week.

On Tuesday, April 13, from 8:20 a.m.-12:25 p.m., the UNI Student Health Clinic will hold a student vaccine clinic on campus in the West Gym. Students will receive the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to allow them to be fully vaccinated before the semester ends.

Initially, the April 13 clinic was opened only to students who identified underlying health conditions in the university’s vaccine survey and are at a higher risk of developing a serious illness from COVID-19. However, on Friday, April 9, the university opened appointments to all students.

Meanwhile, UNI staff can receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at three clinics later in the week, held in the West Gym on Wednesday, April 14 from noon-3:10 p.m., Thursday, April 15 from 8:20-11:30 a.m., and Friday, April 16 from 8:20-11:30 a.m.

Initially, these clinics were opened only for UNI staff, as the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine requires a second dose, given three weeks after the first. Some students may not be present on campus at the time of the second doses, which will be given during finals week on May 5-7.

After the April 13 clinic filled up, however, the university opened the Wednesday-Friday clinics to students as well as staff. The email, sent Friday evening, emphasized that students must be present for their second dose, which will be scheduled for three weeks after their first vaccination on the same weekday and time.

As of press time, slots are still available for the Wednesday-Friday clinics. Students interested in receiving a vaccination should not call the Student Health Clinic. Instead, visit forwardtogether.uni.edu/student-vaccine-signup to schedule your appointment.

The university also plans to host further clinics in the coming weeks. Students will continue to be notified by email when vaccines arrive and appointments are available.