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COVID, flu vaccines available at on-campus clinics

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Members of the UB community can get vaccinated for COVID-19, as well as the flu, at clinics on all three campuses.

By MARCENE ROBINSON

Published September 8, 2021

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Free COVID-19 vaccines are now available to all members of the UB community at three on-campus clinics organized by the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The clinics, located on the North, South and Downtown campuses, are also providing flu vaccinations (no cost with insurance).

To receive a vaccination, students, faculty and staff must present a UB identification card. No appointments are necessary. The clinics will operate each week through Nov. 18.

The schedules are:

  • North Campus: Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 10 Talbert Hall.
  • South Campus: Wednesdays, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 7 Diefendorf Hall.
  • Downtown Campus: Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Room 2211 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The effort is a collaboration between the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UB Health Services, Tops Pharmacy and Rutowski Pharmacies. Each week, UB pharmacy school students, faculty and alumni will volunteer to provide vaccinations and assist with patient registration, education and counseling, and clinic coordination.

In addition to helping the UB community fight the spread of COVID-19, the initiative allows students to gain valuable clinical experience by working under the supervision of community pharmacists and UB pharmacy school faculty members.

All UB students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend classes and activities in person this fall, according to a mandate from the state. While employees are not required by the state to be vaccinated, they are strongly urged by the university to do so.