Students began receiving vaccines on Wednesday

Adam Steinberg prepares to administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to an employee in Hartford HealthCare Education Resource Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

Indiana State University, with the help of Indiana State Student Health Center, operated by Union Hospital, has made vaccinations available to students and faculty starting on April 7th, 2021. Students and faculty may receive a Pfizer vaccination at ISU Student Health Center, Student Services Building, 567 North 5th Street. The vaccination is in the form of a vanishing needle and is said to be without any pain. To set an appointment, students and faculty will receive an email by noreply@coronavirus.in.gov, in which they may sign up. For questions, call 812-237-3883. Alason Gann, a Junior and Interfraternity council president, says, “When I set up my appointment, it only took 5 minutes total.” Students are prioritized and encouraged to receive a vaccination as soon as possible.

 

On April 7th, 2021, there were 180 slots available to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, and each slot had been filled. For the next few days, the slots to receive vaccination are also completely full. Dr. Andy Morgan, intern Vice President for Student Affairs, says, “There has been a very positive response from students and faculty regarding the Pfizer Vaccination.” Sororities, fraternities, faculty and other members of the Indiana State community continue to push for all members of the University to receive a vaccination.

 

The Pfizer Vaccine was administered to Alanson Gann, a junior at Indiana State University, by Kim Aten on April 7th, 2021, where he described the vaccination as painless and quick. He mentions, “One step to protecting older generations, is protecting ourselves first.” Additionally, Alan says, “Most college students, including myself, want things to get back to normal as soon as possible. I want the campus to be full of students again. We will have a full campus if everyone gets vaccinated.”

 

Dr. Andy Morgan explains, “The more people that are vaccinated, the more herd immunity there will be. Getting vaccinated is the right and unselfish thing to do for your community. There are people concerned, but science has repeatedly shown the vaccination is safe.” For any student that has not signed up, there is still plenty of time. The sooner everyone is vaccinated, the sooner the pandemic will be over. Remember to reply to the email noreply@coronavirus.in.gov for a quick appointment. After the first shot, students will receive a card, permitting them to receive their second shot in their hometown health care. Appointments can be made available in the daytime of Monday-Friday. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the office will be open in the evenings.