Covid-19 Vaccine available to eligible QU employees

By Raven Ash

After a year of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, the light at the end of the tunnel seems to be near. Some Quincy University faculty and staff are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if they are eligible.

The Adams County health department is currently in phase 1b+ of vaccination distribution. This phase deems education as a priority vaccination group due to the high risk of exposure in schools.

This means that some student workers on campus are also eligible to be vaccinated. Student workers who would not be eligible for the vaccine under any other priority groups are grateful for the opportunity.

Aideen Floretta, Willer Hall resident assistant, is just one of the many students who have chosen to be vaccinated.

“I feel very thankful to get the vaccine and the biggest thing for me was getting the vaccine for the people I care about like my grandparents and family members who are high risk,” Floretta said.

Vaccination is available to all employees, however it is not required for employment.

Employees who would like to vaccinated should contact Christine Tracy, Ed.D., to schedule an appointment. Vaccines are administered at the Oakley Lindsay Center in Quincy.

QU Students who are not employed by the university could also be eligible for the vaccine under other phase 1b+ categories. Qualifying groups are listed on the Adams County website.

Students who are interested in finding out more information on eligibility are encouraged to also contact Tracy who is the vice president for student development.

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