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Loyola to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines During 3-Day On-Campus Vaccine Clinic

Zack Miller | The PhoenixLoyola will offer COVID-19 vaccines to students, faculty and staff in the Mundelein Center auditorium May 11 to May 13.

Loyola will offer students, faculty and staff the COVID-19 vaccination on its Lake Shore Campus (LSC) from May 11 to May 13, officials announced in an email May 3. 

The university is working with Empower Health Services, an Aurora-based workplace wellness company, to administer the vaccines in the Mundelein Center auditorium (1020 W. Sheridan Rd.). Those interested in receiving the vaccine can register for an appointment online — slots are available from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day the program is running. The deadline to register is at noon on the day before the appointment. 

Participants are required to bring a printed copy of their registration to the appointment, according to Loyola’s website

The shot is free, and participants can choose between the two-dose Moderna vaccine or one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Moderna will be given out during appointments on May 11 and May 13, while Johnson and Johnson shots will be administered May 12, according to the university’s website

The university will offer second shots of the Moderna vaccine at a later date, according to Wellness Center Director Joan Holden. The second shot of Moderna is recommended to be administered 28 days after the first, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The announcement of the 3-day vaccine clinic comes about a week after the university said it would require all students to be vaccinated before returning to campus in the fall, The Phoenix reported. Anyone returning to in-person classes or on-campus housing is required to show proof of vaccination, though, exemptions for religious or medical reasons will be considered. 

Loyola is among a growing list of other universities mandating the vaccine before the fall — Columbia College Chicago and Depaul University have announced the same requirement.

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