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CWU Ramping Up Vaccination Efforts This Spring, Summer

COVID-19 vaccinations among members of the CWU community has become a top priority this spring

Increasing the number of COVID-19 vaccinations among members of the CWU community has become a top priority this spring as students, faculty, and staff prepare for a return to campus in the fall. 

The university announced last week that proof of vaccination will be required for all students and employees who come to campus during fall quarter, creating even more urgency now for the communitywide vaccination effort.

To help encourage as many people as possible to get vaccinated, CWU has created a new Vaccine Information portal. The page includes information about the new vaccination requirement, upcoming clinics, vaccine safety, and more. It will be updated as soon as new information is available, so check back often.

Meanwhile, CWU will continue to host on-campus vaccination clinics in the SURC this month, with the first of three second-dose Moderna vaccine clinics taking place on Tuesday, May 11. The next two second-dose clinics will be held May 18 and 25. (The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines require a second dose, while the Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one injection.)

First-dose vaccination opportunities for faculty, students, and staff will also be available on each of the three dates. Anyone interested can add their name to the waitlist.

Nonmedical volunteers are also needed for the May 18 and 25 clinics. If you are interested, please sign up here.

The Kittitas County Public Health Department is also taking vaccination appointments for anyone 16 years of age and older. Make your appointment here. A number of pharmacies in Ellensburg, including Safeway and Bi-Mart, are also administering vaccines.

If you want to learn more about the university’s COVID-19 response and plans for Fall 2021, visit the Student and Employee FAQ pages, which are updated regularly.

We look forward to reopening the Ellensburg campus this fall, but it will take everyone in the CWU community to do their part. If you haven’t already done so, please get vaccinated today!