Trinity Begins COVID-19 Vaccine Administration
Eight hundred students, faculty, and staff received first-dose shots; more doses still to come
Monday, April 12, 2021
LeeRoy the Tiger mascot gets poked by a fake syringe to "get" his COVID-19 vaccine

We’re not throwing away our ... shot! 

As an approved vaccination site for the State of Texas, Trinity began vaccine administration the week of April 5. Eight hundred students, faculty, and staff received their first-dose vaccines at the University's on-site vaccination clinic. While the allotment did not allow the University to vaccinate every member of the Trinity community immediately, the clinic was a head-start in continuing to uphold the mission of the ProtecTU Health Pledge. The individuals in this group will receive their second dose between April 28-30.

All current Trinity University faculty, staff and students ages 16-plus were eligible to receive the voluntary vaccine in the first clinic at Trinity. Vulnerable individuals within our community with limited access to technology or language barriers were supported by supervisors with their registration to assure the most equitable process possible. Family members and dependents of faculty and staff, emeriti, and retirees will be invited in subsequent rounds. 

Trinity expects to receive additional allotments of the vaccine and be able to hold additional clinics. While receiving a vaccine at Trinity is fully voluntary, the University strongly encourages everyone to consider becoming vaccinated (at Trinity or elsewhere), as this will decrease risk to the entire community and assure a return to more “normal” activities and operations for Fall 2021. 

Trinity is thankful to be able to contribute to this journey to better public health and safety for our entire community. Please contact nervecenter@trinity.edu with any questions or concerns.

For up-to-date information on Trinity’s #ProtecTU health campaign, visit gotu.us/covid19.

three students pose with an "I got my COVID-19 vaccine" photo frame

 

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