California State University, Chico will host its next on-campus COVID-19 vaccine clinic in the Bell Memorial Union (BMU) Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13. The clinic will offer first and second doses of Pfizer and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The clinic, operated by Rite Aid pharmacy, is open to all members of the community including children over the age of 12 with parental consent.

The spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, which was first detected in Butte County last week, adds to the urgency of getting the community fully immunized against COVID-19.

“The data that is coming in from across the country is demonstrating how dangerous the Delta variant can be, particularly for those unvaccinated,” said. Dr. Kim Chappell, lead physician at the University’s WellCat Health Center. “It has caused many individuals to experience significant illness and does not discriminate based on age, gender, race or state of health. The best way to defend ourselves against the Delta variant is by getting vaccinated.”

Unlike previous on-campus vaccine clinics, there is no need to schedule a specific appointment time slot. Anyone can drop-in at a time that works best for them. However, CSU, Chico has asked those interested to register at https://volunteersignup.org/DJAPD so it can anticipate demand.

The vaccines are free, and free parking is available at any University lot on July 13. Participants will enter the BMU through the Wildcat Plaza entrance to the auditorium (on the Second Street side of the building, near the Wildcat Statue).