Rowan University administers 2,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in pop-up clinic
Rowan University gave out COVID-19 vaccine doses on Thursday as part of a pop-up clinic – and recipients did not need to be a student to qualify.
The university held the clinic for not only faculty and students, but also for anyone else in the state. The clinic offered the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The goal was to vaccinate 2,000 people in 12 hours. The university says that it was so popular that the appointments booked up completely.
“This is a 250-person volunteer day for 12 hours. We’ve got students, staff and faculty and a lot of community people, researchers to draw the vaccines. So it takes a lot to make this happen,” says Dr. Joshua Coren, professor of Family Medicine at the university.
Volunteers from every department at the school pitched in to help, including Athletic Director John Giannini.
“This is a critical effort in terms of community health. And it’s really cool just to see people of all ages and all backgrounds coming in to get vaccinated,” he says.
Rowan officials say that if they are able to get more doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, they will look into holding another pop-up event in the future.