Covid-19 booster and flu shot clinics offered for students and staff


Matt Petres

Students and faculty can sign up for an upcoming Covid-19 vaccine booster and flu shot clinic at the Historic Campus on Oct. 18 and Earl Shapiro Hall on Oct. 11 and 25.

Ainsley Williams, Reporter

A COVID-19 booster and flu shot clinic for students and faculty will be held in Earl Shapiro Hall on Oct. 11 and 25, and at the Historic Campus on Oct. 18. The first clinic was held Oct. 4 at the Historic Campus.

The clinics will offer the Pfizer bivalent Covid booster that covers the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, as well as flu shots. 

“We’ve had a lot of people,” said Linda Walsh, a nurse practitioner who was assisting in drawing up and administering the vaccines. “The line is down the block.”  

The Centers for Disease Control recommends that individuals 12 and older receive one booster vaccine if it has been at least two months since their last COVID-19 vaccine. However, those who have recently had COVID-19 should consider delaying their next vaccine dose by three months after their first positive test.

“It’s very convenient and easy,” said Treena Larson, a world language teacher, whose daughter was getting vaccinated at the clinic on Oct. 4.

Ms. Walsh said the clinics help boost community. 

She said, “The whole thing with this is so that families could come together and to be a part of the Lab community and to create a sense of togetherness.’’