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Campus Community,  Each and every person who becomes vaccinated against COVID-19 makes our community safer. I want to extend my deepest gratitude to each of you who have made that choice – who have added another layer of protection for yourselves and those around you. This week, our campus vaccination rate is 89.6%. We are so close to reaching our goal of 90%.Broken down among population segments, these rates are: 

  • Faculty – 97%
  • Staff – 93%
  • Students – 87%
  • Campus – 89%
  • UK HealthCare – 93%

If you have not yet decided to be vaccinated, I encourage you to request an appointment at ukvaccine.org. Boosters  If you are six months past your second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, consider scheduling your third-dose booster. Per the governor’s recommendations, people 18- 64 who work in environments such as health care and education, which may entail higher risk of exposure to the virus, are eligible. 

  • Go to ukvaccine.org to sign up for an appointment. This sign-up process is the same one we used last academic year for our vaccine clinics.
  • You must bring your CDC vaccination card or proof of vaccination to the appointment. Replacement cards cannot be issued at the booster appointment. Walk-up appointments will not be accepted. (Lost your card? Request a copy.)  
  • At this time, you do not have to have a third shot to be considered fully vaccinated. 

Vaccines for Children Ages 5-17 Last week, we opened the COVID-19 vaccination clinic for children ages 5-17, located at 245 Fountain CourtThis clinic offers a child-friendly environment, supported by child life specialists and operates Monday - Friday, 1-7 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.     Those interested in vaccinating their children should register at ukvaccine.org  and look for the button for ages 5-17. Frequently asked questions about pediatric COVID-19 vaccines also are available on the website.    Thank you for everything you are doing. You make me proud to be part of this community.  

  Eli Capilouto  President