By: Maria Giovanna Jumper
Adelphi students are now eligible for vaccines, according to state guidelines, and 400 doses are currently available on campus on a first-come, first-serve basis until Thursday. All students currently enrolled at Adelphi are eligible to receive the vaccine.
As previously reported in the sixth issue of The Delphian and article titled, “Which Students are Eligible for the Vaccine?” as of April 6 anyone over the age of 16 years old is eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine in New York. In a recent email, Gene Palma, the vice president of Wellness, Safety and Administration, shared information about New York State vaccination guidelines, as well as links to the New York State Covid-19 Vaccine website, the Centers for Disease Control Vaccination website and Adelphi’s vaccination FAQ page.
On Thursday, April 8, Nicole Guadino, the executive director of University Health and Wellness, announced: “We are pleased to share that Adelphi has been allotted a limited number of vaccine doses from the state in order to offer on-campus Covid-19 vaccinations for current Adelphi students beginning tomorrow, Friday, April 9, 2021.”
Adelphi will be administering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, which only requires one dose. Appointments can be scheduled by calling Adelphi Health Services at 516-877-6002 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are going to call to make an appointment, Adelphi Health Services will take calls between 8 am and 4 pm from Monday to Friday.
Resident students were able to schedule their appointments for April 9 to 11 on a first-come, first-serve basis. All other current students can schedule appointments for April 12 to 15, also on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Additionally, Adelphi has put out more information for scheduling appointments at other vaccine sites. As there is only a limited number of doses available at Adelphi, the university recommends looking at other sites to get vaccinated too.
Getting vaccinated is a great way to protect from Covid-19 and it is recommended that community members get vaccinated.