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Princeton to hold Pfizer vaccine clinics, open to all

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Jadwin Gym during spring move-in.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

The University will hold COVID-19 vaccine clinics open to the public and all members of the University community on Thursday, May 6; Tuesday, May 11; and Wednesday, May 12.

The New Jersey Department of Health has allocated over 2,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to be administered at Jadwin Gymnasium. The May vaccine clinics will be the first held by the University that involve vaccine doses provided by the state of New Jersey.


Students were notified at 12:48 p.m. on Tuesday in an email message from University Health Services (UHS) Executive Director John Kolligian Jr. and Irini Daskalaki, Medical Lead of the University’s COVID-19 Response Program.

In order to sign up for a first dose, individuals must be available to receive a second dose exactly three weeks after the first one, according to the announcement. These follow-up appointments will be scheduled automatically, and will take place on May 27, June 1, and June 2, respectively.

All those eligible — including N.J. residents, workers, and students who are 16 and older, per state guidelines — can register with the state’s Vaccine Scheduling System.

The announcement added that University employees may count their vaccine appointments as paid time off.

The University previously held COVID-19 vaccine clinics for students, faculty, and staff on Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30. These clinics had extremely limited doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which were provided by the Princeton Health Department and Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center. 

Students who will not be on campus in three weeks can register to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in a separate on-campus clinic scheduled for May 6.


The hours for the upcoming vaccine clinics are available on the University’s COVID Resources page.

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