COVID-19 vaccinations will soon be available to high-risk staff and students, Auburn University announced in an email on Friday.
The University asked “those who feel they are at a higher risk for COVID-19” to complete a vaccination reservation form detailing the health information that they believe puts them at risk, according to the email.
The University has already received its first shipments of the Moderna vaccine, totaling 3,500 doses.
Vaccines will be distributed over a three-stage program, with healthcare workers and first responders receiving vaccinations first.
The program’s next phase, according to the University’s COVID-19 Resource Center, will include distribution to high-risk campus employees who are over 65, then to other employees and students “involved in remote or off-campus clinical settings.”
Other individuals, students and community members will be offered the vaccine “as [it] becomes available,” the University said.
In order to receive the vaccine, students and staff must fill out the reservation form. They will then receive another email to schedule their appointment, according to the University’s announcement.
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Those requesting vaccination will be organized into priority groups, with the highest-risk groups receiving their vaccinations first.
The University said in its announcement that all University employees will be eligible to receive the vaccine and that the vaccine will be available for free through the University's vaccine clinics.
"There will be no costs associated with the vaccine," the email read.
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