“I think I can speak for everyone on the planet when I say that I am ready for the world to start to get back to normal, and getting vaccinated is the best way to try to ensure that it can.”
The on-campus vaccine clinic opened on April 7, students received vaccines from their COPHS peers
Multimedia reporter Chloe Brown asks students their thoughts on Butler offering students the Pfizer vaccine to students on campus.
Multimedia reporter Catalina Gallegos has updates about COVID-19 vaccinations on campus in this weeks newscast.
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.”
“The most knowledgeable professionals are saying it’s safe and they’re people too. They’re not looking for demise, they want to have a cure, just like the rest of us,” Cottingim said. “If they say it’s like, healthy and not dangerous, I’ll believe them.”