April 20, 2021
Thank you for the incredible resilience you have shown the past year as the pandemic changed how you learn and live. It’s understandable that many of you are feeling COVID-19 fatigue, especially from those missed moments that we may have taken for granted, like visiting family and friends. As you know, the university is a COVID-19 vaccination hub, and vaccinations are a pathway to regaining these precious human connections.
We encourage you to schedule your free vaccine on campus by filling out the UT COVID-19 Vaccination Form. We are also offering occasional pop-up walk-in appointments starting today; stay tuned to @Healthyhorns on social media for more details.
Our vaccination hub at Gregory Gym is well-organized, easy to access and often has short waits (despite the appearance of the line, which moves very fast!). So far, we have given over 100,000 vaccinations to students, faculty, staff and our community! The university is primarily using the Pfizer vaccine. You will get two doses spaced three weeks apart. If you plan to get vaccinated, don’t wait. You will need to schedule an appointment soon, so you are fully vaccinated before you leave campus for the summer period.
Vaccinations not only protect you, but also the people you love and those most vulnerable in our community. They also will help us return for the fall semester with a greater peace of mind. We know some of you may be hesitant about getting the vaccine and have questions, and that’s okay. You can learn more about the vaccine by checking out the educational resources section of this page, including testimonial videos, myths versus facts information and details about how vaccines work.
If you want to get involved, please consider volunteering at our vaccination site. It’s easy to sign up for a shift, and your support is needed and appreciated.
Let’s finish the semester strong as we do our part to Protect Texas Together!
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost