Elon University / Today in Elon / September 21 Community Health Update

A weekly update from Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley with community health information, important resources, and announcements of any protocol changes.

Dear students, teachers and staff,

Key information in this week’s Community Health Update:

  • Elon recommends bivalent COVID-19 booster for students, faculty and staff
  • Faculty/staff flu clinics
  • Community health update

Elon recommends bivalent COVID-19 booster for students, faculty and staff

The University joins the CDC in recommending that all students, faculty, and staff receive the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible to do so. The CDC’s website offers complete COVID-19 vaccine update information, including reminders.

By doing the recommendation that individuals receive the new, updated reminder, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said, “The updated COVID-19 reminders are formulated to better protect against the most recent COVID-19 variant. They can help restore protection that has waned since the previous vaccination and have been designed to provide broader protection against newer variants.

The Elon Campus Health Status & Alerts website contains dates for upcoming flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinics. During several clinics in October and November, students, faculty and staff can receive the flu shot and the COVID-19 booster at the same time. Advance registration is recommended for all clinics.

Details of Elon’s vaccine recommendations are available on the COVID-19 webpage.

Faculty/staff flu clinics

In addition to campus-wide clinics, the Faculty/Staff Health and Wellness Clinic is also offering flu clinics this fall to all employees, retirees and their dependents age 18. and more that are covered by Elon’s health insurance. Appointments are available every Wednesday until November 2. Visit the Faculty/Staff Health and Wellness Clinic website for more information and to register for an appointment.

Community health update

Every Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m., the university’s COVID-19 webpage is updated with information about the status of COVID-19 in our community. The site also includes a link to the latest CDC COVID-19 information. community levelswhich are currently medium in Alamance County and low in Guilford County.

The next Community Health Update is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28 at 10:45 a.m.

Jon Dooley, Ph.D.

Vice President of Student Life

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