Sarah Frederick

The Wellness Center hosted a COVID-19 booster clinic in the Madison Street Lounge last week.

The clinic offered boosters to those with appointments first, but walk-ins were welcome.

Anyone above the age of 12 was eligible to receive a shot, whether it was their first one or an update shot. Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines were available, but in the future, Pfizer vaccines must be requested to the Wellness Center ahead of time.

Wellness Center ambassador coordinators tabled in the student center to encourage visitors to get their COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. Wellness Center ambassador coordinator Kelsey LeClair said they were hoping, “to increase awareness that COVID is still happening, and these resources are excessive to students.”

LeClair noted how having a clinic on campus makes getting your booster vaccination much more convenient and accessible, which they hoped would encourage more people to get their shots.

Another Wellness Center ambassador coordinator at the table, Julia Beliveau, said, “We want as many people as we can to get boosted and keep numbers down.” She emphasized the importance of keeping yourself protected from the virus and being aware of the signs of a positive test. The Wellness Center will host another clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 25. This clinic will offer both COVID-19 boosters and flu shots.

For further information, students can check the Wellness Center section of Keene State College’s website.

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