Vaccine Clinic Set to Open at White Hall

Students and Staff can sign up to receive a vaccine starting March 29th

Beginning March 29th, students, faculty and staff will have the possibility of receiving their Covid-19 vaccine at White Hall for six weeks.

Temple students and staff who can show proof of their residence in Philadelphia and are part of the 1B category can sign up through Temple’s interest form.

This is not a walk-up clinic and you will have to be invited after signing up on the interest form.

In a statement to Temple Update, Mark Denys, the Director of Student Health Services says they are asking that everyone certifies their addresses and they match Temple’s records.

“The vaccine supply isn’t where we want it to be but hopefully it will get there soon,” Mark Denys says.

That is why only 550 Philadelphians in the community will receive their first dose one day and 550 Temple community members will receive theirs the other, every week for three weeks.

1,100 doses are expected to roll out every week, with the second three weeks allotting time for everyone to get their second shot.

Denys says everyone will be prioritized by age, as that is the number one deciding risk factor for most people who catch the virus.

With higher risk factors pushing for more high-risk community members and faculty to get vaccinated first, Denys urges everyone to not rely on this clinic, but to sign up for others.

That is why Sophomore Sophia Gabaldon made sure to sign up with both the city and the university.

 “I really just want to put my name in as many hats as possible to get the vaccine, just because I’m pretty good about following Covid guidelines,” Gabaldon says.

University Spokes person says this will ensure that you receive a vaccine at Temple or elsewhere.

“The testing is likely going to move into the fall so that we can track just how well the vaccinations have been working,” Betzner says.

Along with continuing testing, mask mandates will remain in place but the university is not sure whether they will mandate vaccinations for when student come back in the fall, as Mark Deny told Temple Update.

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