Saint Leo University will offer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to all of its students, faculty, and staff across the state of Florida. The university will host a special two-day COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at University Campus for all Saint Leo community members age 18 and older, along with members of their households. Students and employees from 12 Saint Leo locations in the state of Florida, along with all those studying online, will be eligible.
Thanks to the university's partnership with the Florida Department of Health-Pasco County, the Saint Leo University Student Health Center will be able to administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which consists of two shots given 28 days apart.
Vaccine clinics for the first dose are scheduled at the university for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, and Thursday, April 8, at 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL. Vaccination is by appointment only.
While the university is not requiring students or employees to be vaccinated, officials are encouraging them to take advantage of the clinics to do so.
"Community is one of our core values at the university," said Saint Leo University President Jeffrey Senese. "We are excited to see so much interest in the vaccine and proud to be able to provide this service not only to our students, faculty and staff but also to their families. The more vaccinated community members we have, the safer we all will be."
To assist the community, Saint Leo University has provided its facilities as a distribution site for the DOH-Pasco since January 13, and more than 25,000 doses have been distributed to residents of Pasco County as well as neighboring counties.
"Saint Leo University was proud to help our county health department in serving the residents of East Pasco County, providing quick access to a potentially life-saving vaccine," Senese said.
The university will continue to partner with DOH-Pasco County to offer vaccines to the public as long as needed.