Faculty and students respond to vaccine exemption policies, the attitudes towards vaccines on campus
Butler chemistry and biochemistry professor Anne Wilson experiences COVID-19 symptoms five months after receiving her Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine.
As Butler returns to pre-pandemic activities, students, faculty and staff are still required to wear masks indoors when in the presence of others.
The on-campus vaccine clinic opened on April 7, students received vaccines from their COPHS peers
Butler faculty and staff coordinate the new COVID-19 clinic with pharmacy student volunteers.
These next few weeks will be a big step in advancing the country to herd immunity and allowing students, Indiana residents or not, to be vaccinated before they return home.
In collaboration with the Indiana Department of Health, Butler has been selected to host a two-dose vaccine distribution site on campus for Indiana and out-of-state students, as well as international students. The Pfizer vaccine will be distributed to students between April 7–9 and May 4–6.
Governor Holcomb announced that all Indiana residents over the age of 16 will be eligible starting March 31. Additionally, state capacity and social event restrictions will now be determined by local officials, and the statewide mask mandate will become an advisory.
“I think it’s a really good idea,” Grace Roberts said. “We should be worried about our faculty and staff because they’re the reason why we’re all here and the backbone of our school.”
With COVID-19 outbreaks on campus, Butler Ballet dancers can be forced to quarantine and miss key performances.