Campus Vaccination Clinic FAQ
Why is Stephens College offering a free vaccination clinic on campus?
Being vaccinated is the best way to remain safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s our goal that at least 90 percent of all of our employees and students are vaccinated, and we want to make it as easy and convenient for you as possible to do that.
How much will it cost?
Which vaccination will it offer?
The clinic will be using the Pfizer vaccination, which is the only vaccination already fully approved by the FDA. That means it has been as rigorously tested and is as safe as any vaccine in the nation.
What about my second shot?
The College will be offering a follow-up clinic on September 28.
Can I take work time to go to the vaccine clinic?
Yes, your supervisor will allow you to take the time to get vaccinated. The clinics are scheduled during the Tuesday/Thursday lunch hour during which no classes are scheduled.
What if I don’t feel well after my vaccination?
You will be asked to remain in the ballroom for 15 minutes after your vaccination to be sure you do not have a reaction. It is extremely rare to have a negative reaction from the injection, but a team from Boone Health will be administering the vaccinations and are prepared for any emergency situation.
Will I be able to take paid sick time if I do feel sick after my vaccination?
Yes. Most people experience very limited symptoms after the first shot, including soreness at the site of the injection. It is more common to experience fatigue, headache and other flu-like symptoms after the second injection; the College will provide you with a day of paid sick time to recover should you need it.