A series of vaccination clinics open to the public are already underway at Princeton University, since the university received more than 2,000 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine from the New Jersey Department of Health.
First dose clinics have already occurred on May 6, 11 and 12 at Jadwin Gym. With those who were scheduled on those days having second dose appoints set for either May 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; June 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and June 2 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
“Princeton University is hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinics in cooperation with local and state partners as part of its continuing efforts to support the broader community during the pandemic,” Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss said. “Unless otherwise noted, these clinics are open to everyone who is eligible under state guidelines, including the public and members of the University community. We will be prepared to vaccinate 12- to 15-year-olds once they are eligible under state guidelines.”
Additional Pfizer clinics have been scheduled at Jadwin Gym. First and second doses are being offered. Appointments are able to be scheduled through the New Jersey Vaccination Scheduling System and the university is also accepting walk-ins.
In the month of May, the university will host the additional clinics on May 14, 12-5 p.m.; May 18, 2-7 p.m.; May 19, 2-7 p.m. and May 21, 12-5 p.m.
For June, the clinic dates are June 4, 12-5 p.m.; June 8, 2-7 p.m.; June 9, 2-7 p.m.; June 11, 12-5 p.m.
“We will continue to evaluate the possibility of future clinics based on demand for vaccination in the community,” Hotchkiss said.
The clinics are being staffed by the university, along with Medical Reserve Corps volunteers.
Not only has the university started conducted vaccine clinics open to the public, but has also had on campus clinics take place for undergraduate, graduate students and the university community. On May 6, the same day that the first clinic opened to the public, a separate clinic was conducted later that day for students.
This vaccine clinic administered the single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The clinic was hosted by the Princeton Department of Health in partnership with University Health Services.
“The May 6 clinic was opened first to students and, based on the availability of appointments, then to walk-ins from the university community,” Hotchkiss said. “From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 15, we will hold a clinic at Caldwell Fieldhouse to distribute 40 remaining doses of the Janssen (J&J) vaccine. No appointments will be scheduled for that clinic, which is open to walk-ins from the public. Janssen clinics are held in partnership with the Princeton Department of Health.”