Several thousand of you received first vaccinations this week as part of the clinic being coordinated by UVA Health. I know many of you also have appointments this weekend, either Saturday or Sunday, to receive the vaccine.
If you would like to make an appointment or need to change an appointment, you may call the Vaccine Call Center at 434-297-4829. Plenty of slots are open over the next week. The Pfizer vaccine will be administered at the clinic. If you receive the first vaccine in the next few days, you can plan to return to the clinic to receive your second dose in 21 days. Students are reminded that if they received their first vaccine at a different clinic, they should return to that clinic for the second dose.
If you already made a vaccination appointment through the CDC/VDH website and wish to keep that appointment, you are welcome to take advantage of whichever option you prefer to be vaccinated at the first available opportunity.
As a reminder, UTS buses will be running to the vaccine clinic at Seminole Square shopping center tomorrow and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The buses will pick up and return riders at the East Gate to Scott Stadium on Whitehead Road. The destination sign on the buses will say “Special.” Please arrive at the bus stop 30 minutes before your appointment. Please do not arrive too far in advance, and remember to mask and physically distance.
Another transportation option is Charlottesville Area Transit’s Route 7 bus, which goes to Seminole Square.
I received my first dose of the vaccine earlier this week at the Seminole Square location. In a long year filled with many challenges, it was a highlight for me to see so many students doing likewise. Thank you for all you continue to do, including getting the vaccine, to bring this pandemic under control.
Allen W. Groves
University Dean of Students