Did you know anyone age 16 years and older in the state of Indiana is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine? On April 1, President Mearns encouraged everyone in our campus community to make an appointment as soon as possible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Getting vaccinated is consistent with our Cardinals Care pledge, which commits us to care for ourselves and others.
Today, I want to provide you with important information on the availability of vaccines on our campus and in the Muncie Community. For your convenience, Ball State University hosts a vaccine clinic on campus in collaboration with the Delaware County Health Department. You must register to schedule an appointment to receive a vaccine on campus. The vaccine site is at College of Health Interprofessional Community Clinics and administers the Moderna vaccine. You can register online. To find the Ball State vaccine site, use zip code 47306. The Ball State vaccine site is DCHD BallState WRiversideAve MVAX.
In addition to our on-campus vaccination clinic, there are eleven other vaccine sites in Delaware County, including at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Students are eligible to receive a vaccine at any of the vaccination sites in the county or statewide. Vaccines are free to Indiana residents, out of state, and international students. Before attending your vaccination appointment, know what to bring to your vaccine appointment.
New vaccine appointment times and sites are added to the ourshot.in.gov site on a regular basis. Check the site regularly for the soonest available appointment. In addition to regular appointments, the Ball State vaccine clinic also offers the opportunity to be added to a waiting list, which might allow you to receive a vaccine sooner than your scheduled appointment. If unused vaccines are available, individuals on the waiting list will receive a phone call after 3 p.m. on clinic days to receive a vaccination that day. Individuals interested in adding their name to the Ball State COVID Vaccine clinic can do so online.
There are several sources of information regarding the COVID-19 vaccines. We encourage you to learn more about Ball State’s effort to vaccinate students, and COVID-19 vaccines including frequently asked questions at the Ball State Vaccinate website. Protect yourself and others by getting vaccinated.
Ro-Anne Royer Engle Vice President Division of Student Affairs