Butler University will offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to all students this week.
The state made doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine available to Indiana colleges and universities, with the goal of vaccinating as many students as possible prior to the end of the semester. Out-of-state residents and international students are also eligible for the program.
University spokesman Mark Apple said the vaccination clinic is an effort to establish herd immunity on campus.
“We are really hopeful through this vaccination process that we will be able to offer a full campus experience in the fall,” Apple said.
Butler students who choose to participate will receive the first dose April 7-9 in the Efroymson Family Gymnasium in Hinkle Fieldhouse; the second dose will be administered May 4-6 in the Health and Recreation Complex on campus, immediately following Finals Week but prior to commencement ceremonies and students departing campus.
Butler is not requiring students to get vaccinated for COVID-19. The university is, however, encouraging students to participate in the on-campus vaccination program. Vaccinations may be required of students for fall 2021.