Dear Members of the Salem State University Community,
Salem State University has been receiving shipments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) for distribution to Salem State faculty, staff, and students following the phased distribution rollout schedule outlined by the DPH Vaccine Distribution Plan. The Moderna vaccine requires a booster shot 28 days after the first inoculation. We expect to be able to give out both doses of the vaccine. This is a new endeavor for our campus, and we are grateful to our Counseling and Health Services staff (CHS) who, in partnership with Human Resources and the School of Nursing, are leading this vaccination effort.
In addition to our campus vaccination effort, we have partnered with the Salem Board of Health to begin offering community vaccination clinics for residents of Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, Salem, and Swampscott beginning this Thursday, January 27. The community vaccination clinics will be held at the Harrington Gym on South Campus and will be available to residents of these communities who quality per the phased DPH Vaccine Distribution Plan. Details regarding how external community members can schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the community vaccine clinic can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine.
Please note that the community vaccination clinics on South Campus are for external members of the community and are separate from our Salem State campus vaccination clinics.
Our Salem State campus vaccination clinics are held at the O’Keefe Center and are for current Salem State students and staff only, as scheduled through CHS and Human Resources.
In the near future, we also hope to partner with North Shore Medical Center to assist with a larger vaccination hub for the North Shore. We will keep you posted as details become available.
Thank you for your ongoing support and collaboration.
Elisa Castillo, PhD, Associate Dean of Students for Wellness
Gene Labonte, Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Risk Management
Elisa Castillo, PhD