Some of you have expressed interest in how to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. We were notified last night that the ACU Medical Clinic will receive more than 1,000 first doses of the two-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine late this week and early next week.
If you are already on the ACU Medical Clinic’s waitlist, you will be notified of scheduling options by the end of today. All faculty, staff and students will be sent an email Friday afternoon, April 9, with a link that allows them to register for a vaccine appointment next week at the ACU Medical Clinic.
While we highly recommend that people get vaccinated, it is not required of students, faculty or staff. ACU does not plan to require students to be vaccinated prior to enrollment, which is consistent with how we approach requirements for other types of vaccines. If the State of Texas mandates such vaccinations in the future, exceptions for personal or religious reasons can be requested.
As of March 23, anyone 16 and older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District Clinics. You must be 18 and older to register to receive the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines, while those 16 and older may register to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Online scheduling is available here.
You can also schedule an appointment to receive a Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the drive-through clinic at Shotwell Stadium on April 10. The clinic will be open between 10 a.m.-2 p.m.A pop-up Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic will be held April 14 from 1-4 p.m. at the Abilene Convention Center. Registration opens at 5 p.m. on April 10.We hope you find this information helpful.
Phil Schubert, Ed.D.