UO-hosted vaccination clinics for employees start April 21

Vaccine registration card

University of Oregon employee COVID-19 vaccination clinics have been scheduled for April 21, 22, 28 and 29 in Eugene.

Employees who meet the state criteria for frontline workers have been invited to schedule a vaccination appointment. All other UO employees — including faculty, officers of administration, classified employees, UO and agency temporary employees, graduate employees, and student employees — will receive an appointment scheduling invitation to their UO email account by April 12.

The clinics will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Autzen Stadium in the east lot with drive-, bike- and walk-through access. The clinics are available to university employees only. Dependents and other household members of employees at will need to schedule vaccination appointments with their county, pharmacy or health care provider.

More information about the university-hosted vaccination clinics was provided in a recent Around the O story, and complete details for UO clinics, appointment scheduling and preparation are available on the UO coronavirus website.

Employees may be eligible to receive a vaccine for personal reasons or because they meet state criteria for frontline workers before UO clinics begin. This may be the faster route for getting a vaccine for some individuals, and the university encourages employees to take the first opportunity they have to be vaccinated.

If eligible, appointments can be scheduled with Lane County Public Health or another county, a pharmacy or health care provider to receive a vaccine. 

Employees who have already been vaccinated are asked to voluntarily report their vaccination status through the vaccination registry. Information about an employee’s vaccination status is for contact tracing during management of positive COVID-19 cases. Also, documenting an overall vaccination rate for public health agencies will assist in identifying potential changes to COVID-19 safety precautions.

Students are currently being surveyed about their interest in signing up for the COVID-19 vaccine on the UO Eugene campus in preparation for student-focused clinics in May.

Arrangements are being made to also provide UO Portland and Oregon Institute of Marine Biology employees access to vaccines. More information will be shared with employees who work at these locations as it becomes available.