Vaccination Clinic at Wheaton on Tuesday, May 4

Dear Wheaton Community,

I am emailing you today with exciting news and in hopes of taking one step closer to bringing the community back together for a traditional semester for Fall 2021.  

We have partnered with Pelmeds to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on campus available to students, faculty, staff, and their families. On Tuesday, May 4, members of our community who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination will be able to access the Pfizer vaccine in our one-day clinic located in the Faculty Dining Room in Emerson Dining Hall. This clinic can be used for either your first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. We will be hosting a second clinic later in May for community members to return to campus to receive their second dose.  Additionally, if students are unable to return to campus, they can easily access a second dose in their home state at another location as more vaccines are now available.

Please register to book your on-campus Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

There are 3 sections to the form, followed by booking your appointment. Please do not begin the submission until you have all the necessary information available to you: 

  • Demographic Information
  • Address Information
  • Submit proof of insurance (image or pdf file) 

Note that the vaccine is available to you at no cost even if you do not have insurance. Once the above sections are submitted, the confirmation page will present you with the booking page link. All registrations close at noon on Monday, May 3 so please register as soon as possible. 

The COVID-19 vaccine has been available to the general public above 16 years of age in Massachusetts since last Monday, April 19. As we look forward to larger events such as senior week and Commencement, as well as the hopes of an in-person semester for the fall, the more people vaccinated will provide an opportunity to enjoy these traditions in a healthy and safe manner. We will share more specifics about the planning for the Fall in a communication very soon, but we did not want this communication and opportunity to be on hold as we add more information to share about next semester.  

Many of our faculty, staff, and students have already been able to access the vaccine in Massachusetts and their home states. In an effort to provide the vaccine to the greatest number of community members prior to the summer months, we have continued to explore opportunities to access the vaccine and are thankful for this new partnership with Pelmeds, who has worked with other Massachusetts institutions such as Amherst, Brandeis and WPI. We have already begun to discuss options for additional clinics in the fall to help community members returning to campus access the vaccine if they have not been able to do so prior.  

Earlier this week, it was also shared that the Norton Walgreens and CVS, both within walking distance from the campus, will also start offering the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are unable to attend Tuesday’s clinic, be sure to check out these vaccine sites and other available appointments in the state. 

Please schedule your appointment for Tuesday

If you have any questions, contact covidtesting@wheatoncollege.edu.

Stay safe and be well,

Dean Zack