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Update: COVID Vaccination Clinics (Campus WIU-Macomb); WIU-Macomb Testing Clinic hours changes; Vaccine against influenza

Update: COVID Vaccination Clinics (Campus WIU-Macomb); WIU-Macomb Testing Clinic hours changes; Vaccine against influenza

October 18, 2022


Edited to include additional information: People visiting the COVID-19 vaccination clinic should bring their COVID-19 vaccination card with them for the update. Face covering is mandatory to enter the clinical.

MACOMB, IL – The McDonough County Health Department, in cooperation with Western Illinois University, will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, including Pfizer and Moderna Bivalent (Omicron) boosters for faculty, staff and WIU students, as well as members of the general public on Tuesday, October 25 at the WIU-Macomb campus.

Recall recommendations are in place for COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States. Individuals can choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. The first and second vaccines, as well as boosters (including the fourth booster option), will be available at vaccination clinics on the WIU campus.

Immunization clinics

The walk-in clinic will be held in the University Union Sandburg lounge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25 for ages 12 and up. Both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available free of charge and no appointment is necessary.

In addition, health and pharmacy partners continue to offer vaccines. To find a provider, visit vaccines.gov. WIU-Quad Cities students, faculty, and staff should visit vaccines.gov or richd.org.

WIU encourages members of the university community to take advantage of free vaccination clinics. Supervisors are authorized to approve up to 60 minutes of time off for an employee to receive the vaccine. Proof of vaccination/appointment, presented to the supervisor, will be required to use release time. Required time off beyond 60 minutes should be reported as sick time or vacation.

Trial Clinics: Macomb and Moline Campuses (Update: Change of days)

Although testing is no longer mandatory for unvaccinated individuals, WIU Health and Risk Management officials encourage the continuation of frequent testing (at least once a week) for all individuals (vaccinated and unvaccinated). ).

WIU-Macomb students, faculty, and staff can attend free COVID-19 antigen-based testing clinics (simple nasal swab) at the University Union Student Organization Center (SOC) (basement level). Fall testing clinics are held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The University will adjust schedules based on demand and usage. Appointments are not necessary; walk-in welcome.

Students, faculty, and campus staff at WIU-QC can pick up a test kit from the front desk at Riverfront Hall on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

The University COVID-19 Testing Center on the Macomb campus is for asymptomatic people. Students with symptoms of COVID-19 should contact Beu Health Center (309) 298-1888 or their primary care physician. Employees who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their primary care physician. People who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days do not need to test themselves until they develop symptoms again. People who develop symptoms again within three months of COVID-19 may need to be tested again if there is no other identified cause for their symptoms.

Quarantine/isolation updates

The University has adjusted current quarantine and isolation protocols to reflect new exposure and isolation guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

People who are exposed to someone with COVID-19 no longer need to quarantine; however, they must monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and wear a face covering indoors when around other people for a period of 10 days. On Day 6, individuals must take a COVID-19 test.

Regardless of their vaccination status, if someone tests positive for COVID-19, they must self-isolate for a period of five days. People with no symptoms can end isolation after day 5, but should continue to wear a face covering until day 10. If someone has symptoms and has improved and she is fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of medicinal fever-relieving devices), they can end isolation after five days, but must continue to wear a face covering until day 10. People with moderate or severe symptoms, including shortness of breath, hospitalization, or a weakened immune system, should follow a full 10-day program. days of isolation and are encouraged to see their primary care provider for additional guidance on isolation.

For more information, visit wiu.edu/coronavirus.

WIU Employee/Retiree Flu Vaccination Clinic (Macomb Campus)

The McDonough County Health Department will be offering a free flu shot clinic on the Macomb campus for WIU employees and retirees from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 18 in the University Union Heritage Hall.

WIU Students * Flu Vaccination Clinics (Macomb Campus)

Beu Health Center will hold free flu shot clinics for WIU students in the University Union lobby from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11; and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on November 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 and 28, and on November 1 and 3.

* Valid WIU ID required.

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