|TO:||All GU Students, Faculty, Staff|
|FROM:||Taylor Jordan, MPH, COVID-19 Compliance Officer, Patty Shea, Consultant in Student Pandemic Plan Operations, Kristiana Holmes, Director, Health and Counseling Services|
|SUBJ:||Booster Clinics on Campus|
|DATE:||January 21, 2022|
We are pleased to confirm that clinics are set for campus next week to provide booster shots for any students or employees who qualify and have not yet received this important safeguard against the COVID-19 virus. Whether individuals received a Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccination, there are booster doses available for on campus, free of charge, by appointment only.
Who:For GU students, faculty, staff members who completed their primary Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination series 5 months ago or longer (August 2021); or Johnson & Johnson series 2 months ago or longer (November 2021). Please note that only Moderna and Pfizer boosters are available at these clinics.
Cataldo Hall is on the Gonzaga University campus between College Hall and St. Aloysius Church, on the north side of the plaza, just west of the St. Ignatius statue.
Click on the dates above to book an appointment. There are 250 slots available during each session. Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early and stay 15 minutes after injection to be monitored for any adverse reactions.
Why:Vaccines are effective at protecting people from getting severely ill from COVID-19. Boosters are an effective way to help the body maintain its immune response. Find out more about vaccines and boosters.
- Boosters are required for in-person attendance during spring semester. Unless you have filed for an exemption, everyone needs to get boosted.
- Bring your vaccination card so it can be updated. Once you get a booster, students will need to submit their updated status to the Medicat portal. Employees need to submit their updated status via the HR benefits portal.
- You may experience mild discomfort and side effects after getting boosted. Learn more about what to expect from the CDC. Plan your appointment with this in mind.
- If you are not yet eligible for a booster, make a note that Gonzaga is planning booster clinics for February and March as well.
- At this time, appointments are limited strictly to Gonzaga employees and students.
We are grateful to the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) for their assistance in making this clinic possible. We look forward to seeing you there! Go Zags!