Reminder: Upcoming COVID-19 and Flu Vaccine Clinics
November 2, 2022
Dear members of the SLU community,
It seems that this semester is flying by. We are already looking forward to holiday gatherings, and the end of the semester is within view.
Unfortunately, epidemiologists are also predicting an active flu season and an uptick in COVID-19 cases, potentially starting sometime this month. New York City’s COVID-19 rates have been increasing the past few weeks, and they are often a precursor to rising rates in the Midwest.
If you haven’t already obtained a bivalent COVID-19 booster and/or a flu shot, this is an ideal time to do so. You can maximize your protection against illness before you gather with friends and family, and prepare for end-of-semester projects.
COVID-19 and flu vaccines are available on campus
Our team has recently added vaccination clinics due to requests from our community members. The final on-campus vaccine clinics of the semester are scheduled for:
- COVID-19 vaccines: Friday, November 4, 12 - 2 p.m., Simon Rec Center
- Flu vaccines: Thursday, November 10, 2 - 4 p.m., in the basement conference room at St. Francis Xavier College Church
- COVID-19 vaccines: Tuesday, November 15, 1 - 3 p.m., Simon Rec Center
You can make an appointment online for the on-campus COVID-19 vaccine clinics and for the flu vaccine clinic. Walk-ins are welcome.
Vaccines are also readily available at local pharmacies.
Students: Remember to submit your proof of required immunizations
All SLU faculty, staff, and students are required to receive the primary COVID-19 vaccination series. Students must also submit proof of additional university-required immunizations. If you are a student who has not yet submitted proof of required immunizations to the SLU vaccination portal or to the Student Health Center, please upload your proof of vaccinations now. This will prevent you from receiving compliance-related communications. If you have questions about required student immunizations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for taking action to protect your health and the health of our community.
Stay safe and be well,
Terri Rebmann, Ph.D., RN, CIC, FAPIC
Special Assistant to the President
Director, Institute for Biosecurity
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
College for Public Health and Social Justice