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.”
This weeks newscast includes how students can get to Butler’s webinar on the science and safety of the COVID-19 Vaccines, an exciting announcement about the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and more. Multimedia Reporter Catalina Gallegos has the story.
Pharmacy students were able to use their classroom skills for good by volunteering to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in hospitals and clinics. With their immunization certification, several students helped St. Vincent Hospital vaccinate up to 400 people a day.
Some lucky Butler students have been able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine because of their positions as healthcare workers. Cindy Kirkman and Fran Nelson talk about the process they took to receive the vaccine, the side effects they felt afterwards, and why all students should get it once it’s available to the public.
“It is honestly our best chance [of] getting back to normal life, which is I know what all college students really want,” Hudson said.