Vaccine clinic for college students open at UNL
Everyone 16 and up is now eligible for a vaccine and local college students can walk up to get one at UNL.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Everyone 16 and up is now eligible for a vaccine and local college students can walk up to get one at UNL.
The school is partnering with Lancaster County Health Department to host the clinic on campus on Tuesday, 10 a.m. To 7 p.m. at the coliseum.
It is open to all UNL students, faculty, and staff. Also it’s available for walk–in appointments for anyone age 19 or older with a valid NCard.
“This feels like such a joyous and hopeful moment in comparison to the struggle of last year,” said Roni Miller, UNL student body president. “I think as young people it is important that we do our part in keeping our community safe and taking this opportunity to get vaccinated for the greater good.”
This will also be open to other colleges in Lancaster county. Last month, Rutgers University said they would require all students to be vaccinated before returning for fall classes. UNL does not have this in place as of now, but they do require mask-wearing and saliva COVID-19 testings.
“We don’t intend to require vaccinations on campus for the fall term, We’re hopeful and expecting the take rate people receiving the vaccine will be high,” said Ronnie Green, UNL Chancellor.