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Safeway to Offer 3,000+ COVID Vaccines on Campus Next Week by Appointment

By Maryland Today Staff

Vice President for Student Affairs Patty Perillo sent the following email to the campus community today:

I am pleased to share that more than 13,000 members of our community have self-reported that they have been at least partially vaccinated. We appreciate our community's commitment and continue to strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible, whether on or off campus.

We have been actively cultivating potential partnerships for vaccine administration. We now have the opportunity to have more than 3,000 additional community members vaccinated on campus next week. Safeway Pharmacy will be providing vaccinations to UMD students, faculty and staff from Monday, April 26 through Wednesday, April 28 at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. We are providing a site location for Safeway as a way to ensure more campus community members can get vaccinated. Patients will receive the Pfizer vaccine, which has been tested and found to be safe and effective.

We anticipate that the vaccine appointments will fill up quickly. If you are interested, please make an appointment as soon as possible. We understand that faculty, staff and students with disabilities and accessibility-related needs may experience barriers in scheduling and attending vaccination clinics. If you need assistance or accommodations to schedule an appointment, please call the HEAL Line at 301.405-HEAL by Friday, April 23. If you are unable to receive the vaccine on campus, there are many other options available to you.

No matter where you receive your vaccine, please continue to help us accurately measure the campus vaccination rate by self-reporting your vaccine status through the university's Daily Symptom Check.

As a reminder, all members of our community are expected to continue following the 4 Maryland healthy behaviors and get tested even after being vaccinated.

Stay healthy and be well,

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Patty Perillo
Vice President for Student Affairs

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