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All Shepherd students now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

ISSUED: 1 April 2021
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University is making COVID-19 vaccines available on campus to students at no cost. The state of West Virginia is providing Pfizer vaccines that are being administered to students by Shepherd’s Health Center staff in the Wellness Center.

All Shepherd students are eligible to receive the vaccine, which is given in two doses 21 days apart. First doses are being administered April 2, 9, and 16. Second doses will be administered April 23 and 30, and May 6.

“Shepherd has been conducting successful vaccine clinics each week for faculty and staff since December 30, 2020,” said Holly Morgan Frye, vice president for student affairs and chair of Campus Health Task Force. “When the state offered Pfizer doses to our students, we did not hesitate accepting the responsibility of vaccinating our students. It has taken a dedicated team, working outside their normal duties, to make vaccinations a reality on our campus. We are thrilled to now be able to offer them to our students. This is the number one way we can get Shepherd University back to our normal, bustling, active campus. ”

Appointments for Shepherd students are required. Call 304-876-5030 for information.

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