Towson University students, faculty and staff are invited to schedule a vaccination appointment at neighboring UM St. Joseph Medical Center
Towson University is planning for a return to full living, learning and working on campus this fall. All faculty, staff and students on campus in the fall are required to be vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19.
To assist in that effort, TU and University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center are partnering to offer free COVID-19 vaccine appointments specifically for Towson University students, faculty and staff on June 7 and 9.
“We are so grateful to our partners at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center for their collaboration in providing this opportunity for our campus community,” said Towson University President Kim Schatzel, who serves as vice chair on the hospital’s operating board of directors. “As we look forward to a full on-campus experience this fall, it is imperative for our Tigers to roll up their sleeves and be vaccinated.”
Students, faculty and staff interested in a vaccination appointment are required to register. Vaccine appointments are available on the hospital’s campus, at 7501 Osler Drive, between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on June 7 and 9. Appointments for a second dose will be scheduled at the time of the first vaccination.
“We’re honored to partner with our valued neighbor to ensure the health and well-being of the thousands of students, faculty members and staff at Towson University,” said Thomas B. Smyth, MD, UM St. Joseph Medical Center President and CEO. “Keeping TU strong and healthy is our privilege and these clinics will serve as a huge and vital step in reclaiming our community’s well-being.”
All TU staff are eligible for administrative leave in order to attend their vaccination appointments during their regularly scheduled shift.
TU is following the University System of Maryland mandate that all students, faculty and staff on campus must be vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19 prior to the start of fall 2021 term. Individuals should be fully vaccinated, including any vaccine-specific waiting period following a vaccination, by August 9, 2021.
For more information about this opportunity and COVID-19 vaccination requirements for Towson University, visit the COVID-19 vaccination page at Towson.edu. Visit Towson.edu/vaxverify to provide proof of vaccination. Exemption requests will be considered.
As of Tuesday, more than 366 million doses of COVID-19 vaccinations have been distributed nationwide, and at least 167 million people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.
In Maryland, more than 70 percent of the population eligible for the vaccine have now been administered a first shot, and nearly 3 million Maryland residents are fully vaccinated. The COVID-19 positivity rates for both Maryland and Baltimore County are at 2 percent or lower, and TU’s 14-day average is at 0 percent.