Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Available to Students, Employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 25, 2021

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State University has received 200 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for qualifying students and employees.

Administered by Tarleton’s Health Services staff and School of Nursing students, vaccinations will begin next week on the Stephenville campus. Students and employees must meet phase 1A or 1B requirements. Registration information was shared in a university notice earlier today.

“Vaccination is a path to move past this pandemic,” said Tarleton President James Hurley. “Acquiring and administering the vaccine to students, faculty and staff is an important part of our strategy to mitigate the spread.”

The Department of State Health Services oversees vaccine distribution for Texas, and the CDC determines the number of doses a state receives.

“As national supplies grow, and the state allows, we’d love to partner with local public health officials to help with vaccinations for our community,” Dr. Hurley said. “For now, the safety of our students, faculty and staff is top priority.”

For more information about the vaccine in Texas, distribution locations, and phase 1A and 1B requirements, visit dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 14,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.

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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.