COVID Vaccine Clinics (WIU-Macomb Campus); WIU Macomb Test Clinic hours changes; flu shots

COVID Vaccine Clinics (WIU-Macomb Campus); WIU Macomb Test Clinic hours changes; flu shots

September 23, 2022


MACOMB, IL — The McDonough County Health Department, in partnership with Western Illinois University, will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, including Pfizer and Moderna Bivalent (Omicron) boosters, for WIU faculty, staff and students, and members of the general public Tuesday , Sept. 27 at the WIU-Macomb Campus.

Booster recommendations are in place for the COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States. Individuals can choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. First, second and booster vaccinations (including the fourth booster option) will be available at WIU campus immunization clinics.

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The walk-in clinic will be held on Tuesday, September 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Sandburg Lounge at University Union for those ages 12 and older. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are available free of charge, no appointment is required. A walk-in clinic will be held Tuesday, October 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Union Sandburg Lounge.

In addition, healthcare and pharmacy partners continue to offer vaccines. To find a provider, visit vaccinate.gov. Students, faculty, and staff at WIU-Quad Cities should visit Vaccines.gov or Rich.org.

WIU encourages members of the university community to use the free vaccination clinics. Supervisors have the authority to authorize up to 60 minutes time off work to allow an employee to receive the vaccine. Proof of vaccination/appointment, which is presented to the supervisor, is required to take the leave of absence. Any time off needed in excess of 60 minutes should be reported as sickness or vacation.

Test Clinics: Macomb & Moline Campus (Update: Days Change)

While testing is no longer required for unvaccinated individuals, WIU Health and Risk Management officials still recommend frequent testing (at least once a week) for all individuals (vaccinated and unvaccinated).

Students, faculty, and staff at WIU-Macomb can visit free COVID-19 antigen-based (simple nasal swab) testing clinics at the University Union Student Organization Center (SOC) (basement). Beginning Monday, September 26, Fall Test Clinics will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The university adjusts schedules based on demand and usage. Appointments are not required; Newcomers welcome.

Students, faculty, and staff at the WIU QC campus can obtain a test kit at the Riverfront Hall front desk on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

The university’s COVID-19 testing center on the Macomb campus is for asymptomatic individuals. Students with COVID-19 symptoms should contact the Beu Health Center at (309) 298-1888 or their primary care physician. Employees experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should contact their GP. People who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days do not need to get tested unless they develop symptoms again. People who develop symptoms again within three months of COVID-19 may need to be retested if no other cause for their symptoms has been identified.

Quarantine/Isolation Updates

The university has adjusted current quarantine and isolation protocols to reflect the new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on exposure and isolation.

People exposed to a person with COVID-19 no longer need to quarantine; However, they should be aware of COVID-19 symptoms and wear a face covering indoors for a period of 10 days when around others. On day 6, people should take a COVID-19 test.

Regardless of vaccination status, if a person tests positive for COVID-19 they should isolate them for a period of five days. Those without symptoms can exit isolation after day 5 but must continue to wear a face covering until day 10. If a person has symptoms and has improved and is free of fever for 24 hours (without antipyretics). medication), they can exit isolation after five days but must continue to wear a face covering until the tenth day of isolation and are encouraged to contact their GP for further isolation advice.

Visit wiu.edu/coronavirus for more information.

WIU Staff/Flu Vaccination Clinic for Retirees (Macomb Campus)

The McDonough County Health Department will host a free flu shot clinic on the Macomb campus for WIU employees and retirees on Tuesday, October 18 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the University Union Heritage Room.

WIU students* flu vaccination clinics (Macomb Campus)

The Beu Health Center is hosting free flu vaccination clinics for WIU students in the university hall on Tuesday, October 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and from 12:30-15:30 on 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 and 28 October and 1 and 3 November.

* Valid WIU ID required.

Written by: University Communications ([email protected])
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