Jared Hargis ~ Guest Writer
COVID-19 continues to impact the world and that includes the University of Lynchburg. In the effort of keeping the virus at bay on campus, the University has partnered with the Virginia Department of Health to give the students the opportunity to be vaccinated.
The University of Lynchburg has made the vaccine available to all students, faculty, and staff at the Health Center and at the regional vaccination center located in Candlers Station Shopping Center at 3700 Candlers Mountain Road. The University announced to the student body through email that they “have received a supply of vaccines from the health department and are making the vaccine available to students who qualify.”
The University is working towards giving students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to have access to the vaccine because they want everyone who wants to be able to get vaccinated to be able to do so.
Students have expressed their perspective of the University making the vaccine available to the Lynchburg community.
Jenna Haefeli, senior, said, “It is awesome that there is an option for students to get it on campus, especially since it is so hard to get appointments or get on lists at other distribution sites. I definitely think students should take advantage of the availability and go get their shots.”
In addition to this, senior Kelli Carter who has been vaccinated said, “I felt pretty good and the second day my arm hurt really bad I could barely move it, but I am really excited that I got it.”
As the pandemic remains prevalent, the University is remaining active in keeping the students, faculty and staff safe on campus. Contact the Health Center for more information on how to schedule your appointment to get vaccinated.