** Please note: this website pertains to members of the Saint Leo University community only. For information and scheduling for the public vaccination program offered by the Department of Health please visit their website at http://pasco.floridahealth.gov/ **
Saint Leo University is pleased to offer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at its University Campus location for those members of our community who meet the eligibility criteria. As a close-knit community, the risk for spreading the virus is greater compared to some populations, making it important for everyone to consider obtaining the vaccine.
The vaccine will generally be administered during a drive-thru event in the parking garage by members of the University Health Center. Some vaccine clinic events may include opportunities for walk-up vaccine. This will vary by clinic date. Clinic dates and appointment registration opportunities will be communicated via email to Saint Leo community members. Please monitor your email carefully for notification of vaccination opportunities.
If you have any additional questions, please email email@example.com and a member of the COVID response team will respond to your inquiry.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine was 94.1% effective during clinical trials at preventing COVID-19 in people who received two doses and who had no evidence of being previously infected. For individuals who experienced side effects from the vaccine during the clinical trials, their symptoms were mostly mild to moderate.
There are several positive benefits to receiving the vaccine. The CDC advises that the vaccine can help people avoid serious illness from COVID-19 (it is unknown how each person’s body will respond to the virus) and that it will help reduce the spread of the virus among others, possibly preventing death for vulnerable populations.