Quinnipiac to set up vaccination clinics


Matthew Jaroncyk, Associate Producer & COVID-19 Beat Reporter

On Thursday April 22, Quinnipiac students were notified that a vaccination clinic will be set up on campus.

In a statement from Bethany Zemba, the COVID-19 State Coordinator for Quinnipiac University, the university is working with Griffin Hospital to provide on-campus appointments for students receive their first vaccination shot.

Courtesy: Quinnipiac University

Currently, vaccination appointments are available from Thursday, April 29 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to to 12 p.m. inside the Burt Kahn Court.

Junior Media Studies major Rachel Feliciano who already got her first shot, believes the university made the right call bringing the clinic onto campus and wishes this was done earlier.

“I think it’s a great idea to get a vaccination on campus,” Feliciano said. “If I knew about this earlier, I probably would have followed through with it. It’s a great opportunity for students to get vaccinated.”

Despite both COVID-19 testing and the vaccination clinic being in the same location, senior biology major Gabby Kiszka believes there will be no conflict between the two.

“I don’t see this being a problem,” Kiszka said. “Quinnipiac is very organized with everything and I feel like the university has a plan that will have enough time to execute both COVID-19 testing and the vaccination clinics.

Students interested will get the Pfizer vaccine and need to complete the vaccination registration form to select your date and time for your appointment.

Once confirmed, you must bring your driver’s license, Quinnipiac ID and a copy of your health insurance ID card to your scheduled appointment.

Senior Medical Advisor Dr. David Hill said, that the COVID-19 Task Force is committed to making it easy as possible for students to get vaccinated, emphasizing that despite numerous students not being able to find vaccination appointments, they wanted to bring this to the Quinnipiac community.

Furthermore, the statement mentions that these vaccination clinics will be held for those looking to get their first Pfizer dose. However, Quinnipiac will open the campus up to students approximately three weeks after this clinic for students to receive their second Pfizer dose if they were unable to secure an appointment within Connecticut or at home.

If you are unable to participate in this clinic, the university still encourages students to get vaccinated and to review its vaccination information page for details on how to schedule an appointment through the state’s Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) or through a local care provider.