USI hosts vaccine clinic for students, staff

USI hosts vaccine clinic for students, staff

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The University of Southern Indiana is hosting a vaccine clinic for the USI Community.

The University says the State Department of Health will be providing Pfizer vaccines for students, faculty and staff.

Vaccinations began Wednesday morning.

USI set up the vaccine site at the Screaming Eagles Arena and began using College of Nursing and Health Professions students to help staff the clinic.

Officials say the vaccine will be free and registration is required.

As of Wednesday morning, 1,200 people had been registered.

Students and staff should check their email for an individualized link to reserve an appointment.

The clinic is not open to the general public, but family members of faculty and students are allowed to sign up.

School leaders say if they register, they can list their relation to the student or employee, and they will be added to a waitlist.

First dose appointments will be scheduled for 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 7 through Friday, April 9.

Second doses will be scheduled at the first dose appointment and administered Wednesday, April 28 through Friday, April 30.

The next round will be given out in three weeks.

Officials say they’ve partnered with Deaconess, who will accept any leftover vaccines the college has after the three day clinic.

The university said that they have plenty of doses to go around, and they encourage all students and faculty to sign up and get their families to reach out as well.

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