More than 100 Methodist University students, faculty, and staff chose to “Vax to the Max” recently as the University partnered with the Cumberland County Department of Public Health and hosted a free vaccine clinic on campus.
“My main reason to get the vaccine is to stop the spread of COVID-19 and do my part,” said America Yakop, a freshman at MU. “The smart thing to do is get vaccinated. Not just for myself, but for other people.”
On the heels of the FDA offering full approval of the Pfizer vaccine, and the Johnson & Johnson and Modern vaccines already authorized for emergency use, MU recently announced it will require vaccines of students this fall (effective Oct. 15). The October date gives all students the time and opportunity to get vaccinated, both on campus and off.
In addition to the Aug. 26 event, Methodist University will be hosting another vaccine clinic Sept. 16 for its community of students, faculty, and staff.
“I got vaccinated for my little brother at home because I don’t want to pass anything to him,” said MU junior Lauryn Fisher. “It’s important for people to be vaccinated and stay safe.”
Safety remains the No. 1 priority at MU, which was able to remain open all of last year for on-campus residential living and in-person classes. Forward Together has been the motto on campus, and that unique care for others is evident in the safety and success at the university.