Reid Health creates COVID-19 vaccine clinic on the IU East campus for faculty, staff and students

Reid Health and Indiana University East are partnering to offer a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for IU East faculty, staff and students.

The clinic will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, at the Student Events Center (SEC). Parking will be available at the SEC and the Whitewater Parking lot. Those participating in the clinic should plan to also receive their second dose on Thursday, April 29, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the same location.

Any faculty, staff or students employed or enrolled at IU East may register to receive a vaccination. This includes those who do not live in Indiana. The clinic is also open to faculty, staff and students from Ivy Tech Community College (Richmond). Spouses or children of faculty, staff or students are not eligible to receive the vaccinations at IU East. The clinics are not open to the public.

Reid Health and the two higher-education institutions are working in collaboration with the Indiana Department of Health to provide the vaccinations. The Pfizer vaccine will be distributed.

Eligible participants from each institution will receive an email from the state with a link to register for the clinic. Faculty, staff and students should watch for an email from noreply@coronavirus.in.gov and/or a text message sent from 45179 with the details to register.

Reid Health will administer and operate the clinics. The IU East School of Nursing and Health Sciences and Ivy Tech School of Nursing will provide staffing by nursing students and faculty.

“Our goal is to vaccinate as many people as we can as quickly as we can,” said Thomas Huth, M.D., vice president of Medical Affairs at Reid Health. “We have the supply, so we’re more than happy to work with our local colleges to get their students, faculty and staff vaccinated. The sooner we can get everyone immunized, the sooner we can return to a normal life.”

Faculty, staff or students who have previously received a COVID-19 vaccination – either one dose or two doses – will not need to register for the vaccination offered at IU East. It is advised for faculty, staff and students who have received their first dose of a vaccination to return to the same site location for the second dose.

“We are hopeful that faculty, staff and students will take advantage of this opportunity to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations,” said Jason Troutwine, vice chancellor for External Affairs at IU East. “We appreciate Reid Health and the Indiana Department of Health offering this opportunity to our campus community.”

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination at IU East?
    Faculty, staff employed or students enrolled at IU East or Ivy Tech Community College in Richmond. Students must be ages 16+ in order to receive a vaccination in Indiana. The vaccination is available to non-Indiana residents.
  • If the first dose has been received at another site location, could I attend the clinic at IU East?
    It is recommended for any faculty, staff or student who has received the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccination to return to the same site for their second dose.
  • Which vaccination will be distributed?
    Reid Health will distribute the Pfizer vaccination at the clinic. Participants should plan to receive both doses of the vaccination at IU East.
  • I am not available on April 8th, what should I do?
    Please schedule a vaccine with your local provider. Information about other vaccine locations can be found at vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/en-US/.
  • Already scheduled somewhere else?
    No problem. If you want to switch your appointment to one at the IU East clinic, simply schedule through the link sent from the state via email or text. Then, call 211 to cancel your existing appointment.
  • Do I have to get my vaccine at IU East?
    No, you don’t have to get your vaccine at the on-campus clinic. This clinic is another option to help ensure students, faculty and staff have more access to the vaccine as quickly as possible.
  • For further questions and answers related to COVID-19 vaccinations, visit covid.iu.edu.
  • Additional information can be found at reidhealth.org/covid-vaccine.