CCSU vaccinates 800 students against COVID-19 Sunday at on-campus clinic


NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) administered 800 Pfizer vaccines to students Sunday.

CCSU students who pre-registered ahead of time for the shot went to the on-campus COVID vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Kaiser Hall’s Detrick Gym.

Students were asked to provide the BlueChip Card and confirmation text at their appointment time.

Students have the choice to go back to CCSU for their second dose on May 10 or schedule their second dose at another clinic.

Any student who plans to live on campus next fall and shows proof of being fully vaccinated will be credited $50 on their housing bill.

School officials tell News 8, students were excited to get their doses.

Dr. John Tully, the interim vice president for Student Affairs at CCSU said, “From the moment we sent out the first notice that we had the clinic available, the response has been amazing. We have a lot of our students who are already vaccinated who sought out other opportunities, but for the ones who were having either difficulty finding something or wanted something on campus, we had immediate sign-ups.”

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