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Southeast Missouri State University To Host On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics During Fall 2021

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On Wednesday, August 4th Southeast Missouri State University President Dr. Carlos Vargas announced that during the Fall 2021 semester, various on-campus clinics will be set up to provide students, university personnel, and the community with COVID-19 vaccines. 

In a video message shared by the University, Vargas expressed his concern for the student body, explaining that while young people were once less affected than other demographics, new COVID-19 variants put the population at a greater risk.

In the video, Vargas urged students to get vaccinated for the safety of themselves, their families, and the student population, in hopes of allowing pre-pandemic events and activities to return to regular scheduling. 

Jeremy Gray, Emergency Manager of the Department of Public Safety explained the on-campus clinic project, formed through a partnership with the University and the Cape Girardeau Health Department.  

Gray mentioned that the initiative was created to provide students easier, and higher accessibility to the vaccine.

“There are no appointments necessary, they [clinics]  are walk-in only, there's no need for any insurance information or payment --it’s geared to be as convenient as possible,” said Gray. 

The clinics will offer both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. 

Vaccine clinics will be open at multiple locations throughout the fall starting Mon. Aug. 9, 3 to 6 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center; and continuing Mon. Aug. 16, 2 to 4 p.m., at the International Village; Tues. Aug. 17, 8:30 a.m. to noon at Southeast River Campus; Fri. Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the University Center Program Lounge; Mon. Aug. 30, from Noon to 4 p.m., at the River Campus; and Fri. Sept. 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Towers Complex.

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