COVID-19 vaccinations are offered to students 18 years and older throughout College Week.

East Carolina University will partner with Pitt County and Vidant Health to distribute a great amount of COVID-19 vaccines to students during April 5 through April 9, otherwise known as College Week.

The university’s College Week works to provide college students with “easy access” to vaccinations, a student announcement, sent by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Virginia Hardy on April 5, said. The announcement said any student, staff or faculty member who is 18 or older is eligible to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine.

The announcement said there are various vaccine sites around the City of Greenville where ECU and Greenville members can get vaccinated, some of which include the university’s Minges Coliseum as well as the Greenville Convention Center, where prizes and other giveaways will be given out.

“Students, faculty and staff are asked to bring their ECU 1Card and may schedule appointments for themselves and family members during this time using the same link,” the announcement said. “Second dose appointments will be scheduled before you leave the convention center.”

Throughout April 5 and April 6, vaccination appointments for the Greenville Convention Center are required to be scheduled through Vidant’s COVID-19 website, according to the announcement.

ECU Transit will be labeled “Vaccine Shuttle” for students and other employees to utilize, according to the statement. On April 5 and April 6, the shuttle is scheduled to depart the Main Campus Student Center (MCSC) at 7:30 a.m. and will loop every half hour and return to the MCSC at 5:30 p.m.

“ECU students, faculty and staff are encouraged to schedule appointments for the university’s mass vaccination clinic. The clinic will take place Wednesday, April 7, through Friday, April 9, at Minges Coliseum located on ECU’s Athletics complex from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,” the announcement said. “Giveaways and prizes provided by Starbucks, Dowdy Student Stores and other partners are planned.”

Individuals can schedule their vaccine appointment for Minges Coliseum through ECU’s Student Health Services (SHS) COVID-19 website, the statement said, and ECU students should bring their 1Card to their appointment.

COVID-19 vaccines will be available to ECU students, faculty and staff as well as Greenville community members until “supplies run out,” according to the announcement.

“ECU Transit will provide transportation to Minges, including direct shuttles for on-campus and off-campus students,” the announcement said. “The apartment complexes affiliated with ECU Transit will be part of a 30-minute loop between the complexes and Minges. The routes will operate starting at 8:30 a.m. each day with the last route leaving Minges at 4:30 p.m. each day.”

Individuals that have questions or wish to obtain further information about the COVID-19 vaccine or vaccination sites in the area should email or go to ECU’s Vaccine website. Non-residents of Pitt County can go to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services “Find A Vaccine Location” page.

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