Le Fer Hall

SMWC to hold Pfizer vaccine clinic on campus

COVID-19 Updates, News | 04.01.2021

The COVID-19 Taskforce is pleased to announce the opportunity for SMWC students, faculty and staff to receive the vaccine on campus before the end of the term. The Indiana Department of Health is partnering with local colleges and universities, and SMWC will open its own clinic in the Oakley Student Center in the basement of Le Fer Hall. The College will be receiving the Pfizer two-dose vaccines and will make them available to students to receive both doses before the end of finals.

The first dose will be administered to students, as well as faculty and staff on April 7-9, noon to 6 p.m. in the Oakley Student Center (OSC). Individuals will need to wait 21 days before receiving the second dose. The second dose will be available April 28-30, noon to 6 p.m. in the Oakley Student Center. An appointment for the second does will be made during the time you receive the first shot.

For the College to plan properly and receive the appropriate number of vaccines, all individuals are asked to complete the very short vaccine survey indicating your interest in receiving the shot. If you indicate yes, then you will be prompted to sign up for an appointment. If you indicate no, then you will exit the survey. I recognize that students are on break and the campus is approaching the Easter weekend, but please take a moment to complete the survey as soon as possible.

All individuals need to respond so we can ensure we are reaching the whole community. Remember, you must sign up for an appointment since the vaccines are temperature sensitive and must be thawed out only if being used. 

SMWC encourages all individuals who are able to do their part to help end the pandemic. Our ability to return to pre-COVID-19 activities and operations through the summer and next fall is dependent on the number of individuals who choose to be vaccinated. Please do your part and take the shot! If you have questions or concerns about the vaccine, we encourage you to read more about the vaccines and ask members of the taskforce, Human Resources or your healthcare provider.

Please fill out the vaccine survey as soon as possible to indicate your preference to participate and if yes, register for an appointment.

Vaccines will be administered by trained healthcare providers who are registered with the state of Indiana. However, volunteers are also needed to help register, record data, and observe vaccinated individuals. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the April 7-9 Volunteer Form or the April 28-30 Volunteer Form. Shifts are from noon to 3 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Students, employees, alumni and parents are invited to help out!

SMWC Vaccine Clinic:

  • Wednesday-Friday, April 7-9
  • Noon to 6 p.m.
  • Oakley Student Center, Le Fer Hall
  • You must make an appointment!
  • Second Dose: April 28-30
  • Noon to 6 p.m.
  • Oakley Student Center, Le Fer Hall
  • Appointment for second dose will be made when first shot is received.

Thank you for continuing to make the health and safety of our communities a priority and continuing to follow our COVID-19 protocols (masking, distancing, sanitizing/washing your hands) and considering the vaccine. We applaud you for doing your part!

Janet Clark
Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs