August through December, vaccination clinics are scheduled for campus community members to get their COVID-19 vaccine for free at.
Six clinics are scheduled in total, two having already passed, according to a press release. Through a partnership with the Park Avenue Pharmacy in Chambersburg, the Pfizer vaccine will be administered at the clinics.
A full schedule of clinics can be found at https://news.ship.edu/2021/08/03/ship-announces-vaccine-clinic-dates-for-campus-and-local-community/. A first vaccination date and recommended vaccination date are listed under each clinic.
A vaccination appointment is five minutes long and individuals can sign up for a clinic at https://calendly.com/shipr3testing/covid-19-vaccination-first-shot.
While SU does not require students to be vaccinated, the university highly encourages the vaccine, Kim Garris the SU vice president for external communications said.
In a recent message to the campus community, Charles Patterson, SU interim president, has encouraged all students to get vaccinated citing it as vital to have a “return to normalcy”.
As of Aug. 23, The Food and Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer Vaccine.