Campbell University will offer the two-dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccine free to students on April 21, with the second dose available on May 21.
Both clinics will be held on the second floor of the Oscar N. Harris Student Union on main campus. While the vaccine is not mandated, the University is strongly encouraging students to get one before the summer break.
“It’s been more than a year since the COVID19 virus disrupted our daily lives, and as more and more people get vaccinated, there is increasing hope for a quicker return to normalcy,” said President J. Bradley, who received his second dose of the Moderna vaccine on April 5. “We hope students will take advantage of this opportunity — to help protect themselves and our larger community.”
Campbell was originally scheduled to administer the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine on April 21, but the vaccine was temporarily shelved last week after six cases nationally of a “rare and severe type of blood clot” were reported in women between the ages of 18 and 48. Campbell administered the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at its first clinic on April 9, and no severe adverse reactions were reported.
To schedule an appointment to receive the Moderna COVID vaccine, register here.
Students who have already received a COVID vaccine can report it to the University using this form. University officials say participating in this self-report provides Campbell with “crucial information regarding the vaccination rates and population-level protection in our community — allowing Campbell University to adjust policies, procedures and mitigation efforts accordingly.”