As part of its continued efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Concordia-Chicago is offering vaccine clinics on campus, which are open to all students, faculty and staff. Administered by Loop Medical Center, the University’s existing COVID testing partner, the Moderna vaccine is available immediately, free of charge.

In addition, appointments were recently extended to members living in the immediate households of faculty and staff. “We have an obligation not only to the health and welfare of our campus, but also to the extended community we serve,” says Kathy Gebhardt, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students. “We’re proud to be able to help entire families receive the vaccine as we play our role in bringing an end to the pandemic”

The University’s COVID mitigation efforts over the past 14 months have helped to keep the number of cases among its on-campus population exceptionally low compared to other similar-size colleges. “Getting as many students, faculty and staff vaccinated as possible is key to reopening campus fully for the fall semester,” Gebhardt adds.

Those receiving vaccines at the clinic expressed both relief and gratitude to for the opportunity. “After weeks of trying to get an appointment through other sources, I am very excited to get my shot right here on campus,” exclaimed one student. “I can’t wait to hug my grandparents again!”