Updated: Apr 8
Two more COVID-19 vaccination clinics will now be held on Salisbury University’s campus Monday and Tuesday, according to a recent Stay Informed email.
All SU students, faculty and staff are now eligible to receive the vaccine and may participate in the clinic if in compliance with the university’s weekly COVID-19 testing protocols, per the email. Out-of-state students will also be permitted to participate.
Both sites will be held in Maggs Physical Activities Center and hosted by the Wicomico County Health Department, according to the email. The university’s initial vaccination clinic debuted Tuesday in the same location.
More than 300 doses of the vaccine were administered during the first SU-exclusive clinic, said Dane Foust, Vice President of Student Affairs.
The newly scheduled sites follow the state’s expeditious run through its vaccination distribution plan, as Gov. Larry Hogan announced Maryland moved into the third and final phase of the plan on Tuesday. All Marylanders at least 16 years old are now eligible to receive the vaccine.
The move to Phase 3 arrived three weeks ahead of its originally targeted date of April 27.
All campus community members unable to attend the on-campus clinics may register for vaccination appointments at either of the state’s two current mass vaccination sites, located at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center and the former Tuesday Morning store in the Centre at Salisbury, respectively.
Registration for those appointments may be completed here.
While a vaccination requirement has not been implemented for the campus community, SU President Charles Wight has continually urged all university members to receive their vaccines as soon as made available to them.
“These vaccines are safe and necessary to return to our pre-pandemic way of life,” Wight said.
SU has identified 12 positive cases of COVID-19 out of 4,882 tests administered over the past week, according to the university’s COVID-19 dashboard. The campus still maintains a positivity rate below 1%.
Wicomico County, meanwhile, is in the midst of a spike in cases, with its positivity rate rising to 8.3%, per the dashboard.
For more information on SU’s testing protocols or to view the latest university COVID-19 test results, visit https://www.salisbury.edu/coronavirus/testing-info.aspx.
By JAKOB TODD
Featured image courtesy of Jakob Todd.