Dear JBU Students,

We received word this afternoon that Harp’s Pharmacy can provide 700 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to JBU for students who qualify in phase 1-C of Arkansas vaccination schedule (that includes any students in JBU housing or students with health concerns that increase the risk of COVID-19). Please click here for the eligibility categories of 1-C.  

If you are eligible and are interested in participating, please schedule an appointment here no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, March 29(For information on the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, click here). If you have had COVID-19 you can be vaccinated as long as it has been at least 14 days since your diagnosis.

The clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. 31, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Walton Lifetime Health Complex in Siloam Springs.

If doses remain, we will provide vaccines to others in the JBU or Siloam Springs community who might qualify under 1-C (see above link for qualifications).  If you would like to place an eligible person on the waitlist, please fill out this form. They will be allowed to sign up starting Tuesday morning, so students please make sure to secure your appointment by 5 p.m. on Monday.

The Moderna vaccine comes in two doses. You will receive the second dose at a vaccine clinic in Walton Lifetime Health Complex on Wednesday, April 28. We will send a sign up for that clinic closer to that date.

We are hosting this vaccine clinic to make it convenient for students to take it. JBU is encouraging students to take the vaccine, both as a way to protect themselves and protect others, but it is not required. There are other benefits. According to the CDC, fully vaccinated people do not have to go into quarantine when they are exposed to people who have tested positive as long as they don’t show symptomsJBU will also consider the number of faculty, staff and students who have been vaccinated as it makes decisions about changing the COVID-19 protocols for the rest of the semester. 

If you have questions, please email askhr@jbu.edu or speak with Nurse Rhonda Hostler or Lea Hart, Coordinator of Student COVID Care.

 

Blessings,

Julie Gumm ’95

Director of University Marketing & Communications