Communications

Weekly Student Communication (TUG + SPS) | April 21, 2021

WPU Student community, 

If you haven’t noticed—we are a few weeks away from the end of the spring semester! While some of you will be graduating, we hope to see the rest of you next semester (registration is now open!). It’s a great day to be a Pacer.

Last week we shared that we are holding an on-campus COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC on April 23rd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We hope that those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to schedule your vaccination, will attend this FREE and convenient clinic for the Pfizer vaccine. 

FREE Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

  • DATE: Friday, April 23
  • TIME: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • LOCATION: WPU Campus, Auxiliary Gym

REGISTER NOW!

Registration is limited to the first 200 respondents. All you need is a picture ID. If you have medical insurance, please bring your insurance card or information. If you don’t have that on hand, no worries – you will not be turned away. 

COVID Corner with Dr. Scott, WPU University Physician

Please note that the content in this section is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

For the last several months, I have been sharing my enthusiasm for the promise of COVID-19 vaccines, and the transforming effect they will have on college life.  Today I can share more than just the “promise”.  The vaccine itself!!  The vaccine is coming to WPU’s campus this Friday, April 23rd for anyone (students, faculty, staff, staff family members) who wants it.  It will be the Pfizer* vaccine, and it will be provided by Hayes Barton Pharmacy in coordination with WPU’s Wellness Center staff.  We will be administering the vaccine Friday in the gym from 9am to 1pm.

I cannot overstate how big of a deal I think this is!  Just imagine being able to hang out with your vaccinated friends without the cloud of fear and guilt and anxiety (wearing a mask and social distancing is still necessary)!  No longer worrying about having to go into a 2 week quarantine because of possible exposure.  No fear about bringing COVID-19 back to your families.  Being able to go to sporting events, theater, concerts, etc.  Not that masks and safe distancing won’t continue to be required for many events into the foreseeable future.  But you can ask any of your vaccinated friends and family to describe what life is like after the vaccine, and they will all tell you what a total sense of happiness comes over you!  You feel like a 1000 pound weight has been lifted from your shoulders!  I so want this experience to happen to you!  Please come join us Friday: REGISTER HERE.  Let’s start putting this nightmare behind us!

Let me end with a quote I heard today from Dr. Fauci:  “There’s no real logical reason not to get vaccinated”.  Truer words have never been spoken!  I hope I will see you on Friday – whether you are there to offer support for your unvaccinated friends if you have already had the fortune to receive a vaccine; or if you are there to get your first one.  This will be such an incredibly positive day – for Peace, for you, and for your family and friends!  See you there!

* The Pfizer vaccine is an mRNA vaccine.  mRNA vaccines have been under study for many years, and specifically with the COVID-19 vaccine for more than 6 months.  NO serious long term conditions or injuries have resulted from their use.  They do require a second dose, at least 3 weeks following the initial dose.  Hayes Barton Pharmacy will return to campus in May to administer the second dose.  However, if coming back to campus in 3 weeks is not possible, the increasing availability of the vaccine will allow you to get the 2nd dose in your hometown, or somewhere accessible to you.  You will just have to present the vaccination documentation card that will be provided to you with the first dose.

Ask the Expert: Submit your COVID related health questions to Dr. Scott and questions will be answered in future communications. SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS

We will continue to send out weekly emails to include updates and highlights of timely information to ensure a successful semester. These communications will continue to be added to covid.peace.edu/communications.

In Peace,

Office of Communications