In addition, TidalHealth offers clinics providing the Pfizer vaccine every three weeks, on Tuesdays, at the former World Gym building, 800 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury. The next clinic is scheduled from 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. August 17. To make an appointment, visit www.tidalhealth.org and go to the COVID-19 section or call 410-912-6968.
Johnson & Johnson is a single-dose vaccine for ages 16 and older. Moderna is a two-dose vaccine for ages 16 and older (second dose scheduled four weeks after the first). Pfizer is a two-dose vaccine for ages 12 and older (second dose scheduled three weeks after the first). All COVID-19 vaccinations are free.
Q: Does SU require students or employees to have a COVID-19 vaccination?
A: In an effort to provide the safest environment possible, Salisbury University strongly encourages all members of the campus community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and all recommended boosters. At this time, the University System of Maryland COVID-19 vaccination mandate for SU students and employees has ended, and twice-weekly testing is no longer required.
Q: Who is eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations under Maryland Department of Health guidelines?
A: All Maryland residents age 5 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Those 12 and older are eligible for the booster. This includes all Maryland university students, even those from out of state.
Q: Are vaccinations currently available?
A: Vaccines are readily available at SU, in the Salisbury-Wicomico County area, and throughout Maryland and the U.S. A comprehensive list of vaccination sites, including information on the type of vaccination(s) each site offers is available through the Centers for Disease Control website.
Q: What if my vaccination appointment is scheduled during the workday?
A: In support of this important public health initiative, SU will provide faculty and staff (full and part-time, PIN, adjuncts, CI and CIIs) up to a total of two hours of paid administrative leave to obtain a vaccine during their regular work schedule. This leave cannot be combined with other paid leave, and faculty and staff must coordinate with their department and/or request time off from their supervisor in advance of the scheduled vaccination appointment. The COVID-19 Vaccination Card provided by the vaccination site will be used to validate the leave for time tracking purposes. The time used for this purpose should be recorded on the appropriate time reporting application as “administrative leave.”
Q: Is the vaccine safe?
A: The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. After clinical trials, all COVID-19 vaccines must receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval before being administered, and monitoring systems are in place to ensure the continued safety of the vaccines. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information.