Over 7K Virginia Tech employees receive COVID-19 vaccine through employer-arranged clinics

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Syringes with doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, are shown next to vaccination cards, Saturday, March 13, 2021, on the first day of operations at a mass vaccination site at the Lumen Field Events Center in Seattle, which adjoins the field where the NFL football Seattle Seahawks and the MLS soccer Seattle Sounders play their games. The site, which is the largest civilian-run vaccination site in the country, will operate only a few days a week until city and county officials can get more doses of the vaccine. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Employer-arranged COVID-19 vaccination clinics and direct appointments with the New River Health District (NRHD), other local health districts, and local pharmacies have helped to get over 7,000 Virginia Tech employees either fully or partially vaccinated against the virus.

Clinics were held at the Dedmon Center on the campus of Radford University between March 30 and April 1, where 1,500 employees were vaccinated, and from April 6 through April 8, where approximately 3,000 additional employees received a vaccine.

Plus, another 2,500 employees were vaccinated over the past several months through Virginia Tech’s partnership with the NRHD and VDH that provided vaccines to employees in the Phase 1a and 1b groups which included employees in the Schiffert Health Center, Dining Services, facilities, housekeeping, and other frontline workers.

Carilion Clinic helped vaccinate university employees at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine starting in January.

“We are thrilled with the success of employee vaccinations. A cross-functional team that included representatives from Human Resources, Virginia Tech Emergency Management, Hokie Wellness, Student Affairs, University Relations, and others from our colleges and divisions have worked hard to provide employees multiple opportunities to receive the vaccine.”

Bryan Garey, Vice President for Human Resources

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