RWU holds Covid-19 booster vaccine clinics

To help minimize the spread of COVID-19, Roger Williams University partnered with the Bristol Fire Department on Monday, Oct. 3, and Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the Field House to administer COVID-19 booster vaccines to students, faculty and staff.
According to COVID Prevention and Response Coordinator, Kathleen Yorks, as of last Wednesday, Sept. 28, when registration closed, 331 out of a max capacity of 380 people had registered, which includes a mixture of students, staff and faculty.
In regards to why only the Pfizer vaccine is being offered, other than it is what the Bristol Fire Department had, Yorks added, “it’s the new bivalent vaccine which covers the omicron strains which are all the newer strains.”
Additionally, Yorks said, “People who’ve had Moderna previously can have Pfizer. You can mix them up, it’s not a problem at all.”
At the clinic, the Pfizer vaccine was administered free of charge by a combination of nurse practitioners who work for RWU and Bristol EMTs, said Yorks.
The university chose to host a vaccine clinic because “[the leadership team] all just believe in the science and we really think the vaccine makes a difference.” said Yorks.