Following the overwhelming success of its on-campus COVID-19 vaccination event earlier this month, California State University, Chico today announced it has extended its partnership with Rite Aid to host additional vaccinations days on campus throughout the summer. The next clinic will take place on Tuesday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union (BMU) Auditorium (map).
The clinics are open to the public, and CSU, Chico is asking its campus community (students, faculty and staff) to encourage friends and family to schedule an appointment to get vaccinated. In addition, because the Pfizer vaccine will be offered, the clinic is open to children age 12 and over (with parental consent).
Upon arrival at the clinic, participants will have the option to choose either a first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Those who choose the first dose of Pfizer will have the opportunity to return to campus during a subsequent vaccination clinic for their second dose. Appointments are required and can be scheduled at volunteersignup.org/DJAPD.
“We vaccinated nearly 600 people in one day at our previous clinic, which showed the need for more of these events,” said Mike Guzzi, emergency operations director at CSU, Chico. “Providing students, and our greater community, with an easy sign-up process and familiar location really spurred folks to come down and get their shot. As long there is demand, we’ll hold these clinics throughout the summer so that everyone who wants to get vaccinated can do so.”
Future on-campus vaccination days will be announced at a late date.
There is no cost to get vaccinated and free parking is available at any University lot on June 1. Participants will enter the BMU through the Wildcat Plaza entrance to the auditorium (on the south side of the building, near the wildcat statue).