Vaccination and Testing Clinics

As a reminder, we will be holding a multiday COVID-19 vaccination clinic on campus later this week and next for faculty, staff, students and their families. We will be offering both the Johnson and Johnson and Moderna vaccines, and no appointments are needed.

Additionally, students who would like to take a COVID-19 test prior to heading home are able to do so. (Appointments are needed and can be scheduled here.)

Johnson and Johnson Vaccine

  • This vaccination requires a single shot. Johnson and Johnson vaccines were paused briefly due to concerns of an unusual blood clot and low platelet count in 15 patients out of 8 million vaccines administered. All of these cases occurred in women who were 18-45 years old. The FDA determined this very small risk did not outweigh the benefit of the vaccine.

Moderna Vaccine

  • Second dose - If you received your first Moderna vaccination shot on campus, be sure to prepare for your second dose. You’re also eligible to receive the second Moderna vaccine on campus during the vaccination clinic, even if you received your first shot elsewhere. (You must be at least 25 days post the first dose to be eligible for the second dose.)

  • First dose - If you’d like to receive a first dose of the Moderna vaccine you may do so and then get your second dose elsewhere.

  • It’s vital you BRING YOUR VACCINATION CARD WITH YOU if you have already received one shot.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines by visiting the CDC website. Specifically, you can learn more about the Moderna vaccine here and Johnson and Johnson vaccine here. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs your body is building protection.

Students, please consider your final exam schedule when scheduling your vaccination; we strongly encourage you to wait until your finals are complete. While important, a vaccination is NOT an excuse for missing or rescheduling a class or final exam.

No appointment is necessary. Vaccination clinics will take place in the Performance Court of the Markin Center:

  • Saturday, May 8 — noon to 2 p.m.

  • Monday, May 10 — 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 11 — 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 12 — noon to 5 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 13 — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Get Tested Before You go Home

  • Just as in the fall, we are offering asymptomatic testing for students before you leave campus. If you would like to take a COVID-19 test before heading home, you may do so at Bradley Health Services. Asymptomatic testing will be open to any student during the week of May 3-14. You must schedule your test in advance here.

  • Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis and are of no cost to you. Results should be returned within 24 - 48 hours. There are other testing sites in the area as well.

  • As a reminder, testing reflects only one point in time. A negative test should not be a replacement for preventative measures or other efforts to minimize exposure as you head home or finish your time on campus.

  • If you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms call Bradley Health Services at 309-677-2700 to schedule an appointment.

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