MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Wesleyan University is planning to offer COVID-19 vaccines to all on-campus students later this month.
According to the Wesleyan Argus, the campus newspaper, Dean Rick Culliton send an email out to students saying the vaccinations will take place April 24th and 25th. The vaccine will be Johnson & Johnson, according to the paper.
The school said in a statement, "Wesleyan University is partnering with the Community Health Center (CHC) to host two vaccination clinics on April 24 and April 25 at CHC’s 75 Vine Street site. This location will serve as a walk-through vaccination site to administer the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The closed clinic is available to students who are currently studying on campus. As you likely know, Connecticut residents aged 16 and older are now eligible to schedule appointments."
Colleges and universities across the country are looking ahead to the fall semester as well when it comes to vaccinations.
"The benefits of COVID-19 vaccination include prevention of serious illness, hospitalization, and death from the virus. Broad immunization is critical to help stop the current pandemic and to protect our University community," Holloway wrote. "The anticipated additional availability of the COVID-19 vaccine is enabling Rutgers to take steps to protect the health of our academic community and to move toward a full return to our pre-pandemic normal as a vibrant institution in Fall 2021."
Students enrolled in fully online courses, without access to on-campus facilities, will not have to prove vaccination. In addition, students can request an exemption from the vaccine for medical or religious reasons.
President Jose Biden has called on all states to open up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults by May 1. He has also pledged to administer 200 million doses within his first 100 days in office.
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