UH to begin on-campus COVID-19 vaccinations next week
UPDATE: The UH Student Health Center has partnered with Walgreens to set up an on-campus mass vaccination clinic next week and distribute the 1,000 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines allocated by the state of Texas, according to the school’s latest vaccine update on Friday.
UH also updated its distribution plans for the COVID-19 vaccine next week to include those within the campus community who fall under Phase 1B. Those eligible will be directly contacted by the school.
On-campus vaccinations will begin on Wednesday and run through Thursday, according to an email sent to some UH students.
UH plans to begin vaccinating students and faculty members who fall under Phase 1A qualifications as frontline health care workers sometime next week after being allocated 1,000 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
The University plans on opening two COVID-19 vaccination sites next week, President Renu Khator told the Texas Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, although logistical planning for the distributions is ongoing, according to UH spokesperson Shawn Lindsey.
Khator briefly mentioned the Student Health Center, which was approved as a COVID-19 vaccine distribution site in January, and Lone Star Circle of Care inside of the Health 2 building as possible facilities for future vaccinations.
UH plans to administer 500 vaccines a day, Lindsey said, and those who are eligible will be notified directly by the school with appointment information and distribution details.
Although “details are still being finalized,” UH is hopeful to come to an agreement with a corporate partner to bring mass vaccination capabilities to campus.
In the meanwhile, the University encourages students and faculty to seek vaccinations through other means.
“We encourage our campus community to seek vaccines through their health care provider or local health department,” Lindsey said.
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