CHICO, Calif. (Update: 8:41 a.m.) - After Chico State announced Tuesday they would be holding a COVID-19 vaccine clinic with 200 spots available, the University added an additional 200 spots, they announced Wednesday.
Chico State officials said after they announced the vaccine clinic, nearly all 200 spots were reserved by the end of the day Tuesday.
The University is partnering with Rite Aid to offer the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to students, faculty and staff.
There will be an on-campus “Vaccinate Chico State” clinic on Tuesday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The clinic is open to all students, faculty and staff, as well as the greater community, and will take place in Shurmer Gym near the intersection of W. 1st St. and Warner St.
Participants will have the option to choose either a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine before arriving to the clinic. Those who choose Pfizer will have the opportunity to return to campus on June 1 to get their second dose, according to Chico State officials.
“Giving the Chico State community an easy way to schedule and receive their vaccine is one of the most important things we can do to stop community spread, reopen campus and curtail this pandemic,” said CSU, Chico President Gayle Hutchinson. “We hope any Wildcat who hasn’t yet scheduled their vaccination appointment will take advantage of this convenient opportunity to do so.”
The vaccine clinic is free and parking is available in the Stadium Parking Lot ¼ mile north of the gym off Warner Street.
On April 22, the Chancellor’s Office announced the California State University system will require students, faculty and staff at all 23 campuses to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start of the fall 2021 semester. The requirement is conditional upon one or more of the vaccines gaining full approval by the FDA, the University said.
“Instead of waiting on the CSU mandate, our hope is that everyone who is able to get vaccinated will be proactive about doing so,” said Hutchinson.
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