Update on Auburn’s phased distribution of COVID-19 vaccine
Auburn has now completed Phase 1A of its COVID-19 vaccination plan and is moving forward with Phase 1B. The initial 1A phase of inoculations was focused this week on individuals serving in healthcare settings with the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and unable to work remotely, as well as those identified as campus first responders. The current phase, 1B, includes individuals required to be on campus to perform their job duties and who are unable to consistently maintain physical distancing while at work due to job responsibilities and who have a high-risk medical condition as specified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and/or are age 65 and older.
As of this morning, Auburn had already administered 842 vaccines. The university received its first batch of 3,500 doses on Jan. 6. During the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, Auburn’s A Healthier U COVID-19 vaccine clinics will continue to administer vaccines on Saturday and Monday morning by appointment only for those in Phase 1B at the Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum on the third floor concourse. Auburn expects to complete Phase 1B by early next week and will then move to Phase 1C. For details on who qualifies for each phase of distribution, go here. Individuals will continue to be contacted by email regarding the scheduling of vaccine appointments as Auburn continues to work through its phased plan.
For more information on the vaccine and to access Auburn’s vaccination reservation form and allocation guidelines, visit the university’s COVID-19 vaccine information webpage.