Vaccine numbers are on the rise, but students are still worried about their immunity to COVID-19. Temple’s students say they’re hopeful for the booster shots, which they can receive on or off campus.
“Yeah, I would definitely get the booster,” noted Sophomore Nadiyah Timmons. “And not only for my grandparents, but for every person I encounter.”
A lot of time has passed since Timmons became fully vaccinated against COVID-19. However, she emphasizes the importance of keeping up to date with shots.
This way, students can help prevent the spread of the virus.
“I think as many students that are willing to get the booster shot, should be able to get it on Temple’s campus,” she remarked.
Students who are essential workers or have compromised immune systems will look forward to receiving their booster in the coming weeks.
“I think it will be very convenient for a lot of people on campus,” said John Daily, a junior.
There are a few locations off-campus offering the shot. These include the CVS and Rite Aid, and a site that will be opening through Temple University on Thursday.
The City of Philadelphia is helping residents find vaccination sites online. Their website provides known locations in the area to find a vaccine.
For the booster, all you need to do is call a given location to see if they offer it.
“People like us who want to be vaccinated feel more comfortable going out into crowds, especially when you don’t know how willing people are to get their shot, let alone their third,” said Timmons.
For more information on the COVID booster, watch the latest Temple Update broadcast.