FVSU hosts Covid-19 drive-thru vaccine clinic

FORT VALLEY, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT) — Fort Valley State University has been administering vaccines to students and staff since March.

Through a simple drive-thru process, the university has expanded its vaccination effort, making it easier for students like Samantha Sherman to receive her second dose of the Pfizer Vaccine.

“As a graduate student, I have a really busy life, so it’s hard for me to call up and make an appointment,” Sherman said.

FVSU wants to not only vaccinate its students and staff but also educate them. The school created a Health Equity taskforce aimed at providing education about the importance of vaccines.

“We are talking to the people and sending emails,” Professor Nirma Joshee said.

Students who have received the vaccine have also become ambassadors to advocate for the vaccine.

Atrium Health Navicent aided is helping administer the vaccine. More than 40 received a vaccine dose Tuesday. More than 700 people have been vaccinated at the site since March.

The school’s Chief of Staff Olufunke Fontenot says the service is empowering and exciting.

 

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