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Western Illinois University Vaccine Clinics (Including Boosters) Update

The McDonough County Health Department, in cooperation with Western Illinois University, will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinics (including boosters) for WIU faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the general public, in December as the Fall 2021 semester comes to a close. The clinic will be held in the University Union Sandburg Lounge from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7. Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available at no cost.

NOTE: If the Dec. 7 date at WIU does not work for an individual’s schedule, the McDonough County Health Department will host vaccine clinics, which include Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and J & J boosters, at the former Farm King building on East Jackson Street from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16 and from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17.

Western Illinois University Vaccine Clinics (Including Boosters) UpdateInformation can also be found at the McDonough County and Rock Island County health department at https://getyourcovidshot.com (McDonough) and https://richd.org (Rock Island).

Statewide vaccine clinics can be found at bit.ly/WIUCOVID19VaxInfo.

WIU students, faculty and staff who receive a booster are not required to submit additional information to the University; however, individuals can update their record if they choose by sending an email and photo of their updated COVID-19 vaccination card to:

• Email: beuhealthcenter@wiu.edu
• In-Person: Beu Health Center

• Email: rmep@wiu.edu
• In-Person: Vice President for Student Success Office (Sherman 321) or Riverfront Hall front desk (WIU-Quad Cities)

WIU encourages members of the University community to take advantage of the free vaccination clinics. Supervisors are authorized to approve up to 60 minutes of release time from work for an employee to receive the vaccine. Proof of vaccination/appointment, presented to the supervisor, will be required to utilize the release time. Time off needed beyond 60 minutes should be reported as sick or vacation leave.

Complete the consent form in advance at wiu.edu/coronavirus/immunizationconsent/

Western Illinois University Vaccine Clinics (Including Boosters) Update

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