University of Oregon students are now eligible to schedule vaccination appointments for a UO clinic. The first clinics will take place during the week of April 19.
Faculty, officers of administration, classified employees, UO and agency temporary employees, graduate employees, and student employees are also eligible and can sign up now for those clinics. Full details available on the UO coronavirus website.
Employees and students should take the first opportunity available to them to be vaccinated. That may be by signing up through Lane County, through their health care provider, or a pharmacy.
Cases are rising in Lane County. Social gatherings continue to be a leading cause of spread of the virus in our community. Please remember to wear masks, maintain distance, limit numbers of people, and socialize outside if not everyone is vaccinated.
COVID-19 testing is fast, free, and easy. It is available for all asymptomatic UO employees, students, and residents of Lane County age 3 and older. Pre-registration is required via the Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP) registration portal.
Tip of the Week: Vaccinated or not. We all still need to take precautions.
Will I feel sick after I get a vaccination? After getting vaccinated, you may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. The most common side effects are pain and swelling in the arm where you received the shot. Side effects differ from person to person. You may have fever, chills, tiredness, and headache. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. The CDC offers more information here about side effects.
There were 30 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (April 5-11). A total of 1,647 members of the UO community have tested positive for COVID-19 since reporting began. Case numbers are updated daily, Monday through Friday.
The UO vaccination clinics will not be able to provide second doses of the vaccine to members of the UO community who received their first dose elsewhere. To receive your second dose, you should return to where you received your initial dose or go through Lane County Public Health.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outline some general precautions to minimize the spread of respiratory diseases.
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