"COVID-19 Vaccine" Archive

Updates from HR: COVID-19 vaccines, ResilientWake, TEDxWake, Fit for Business 5K

COVID-19 update

Beginning today, anyone 16 years or older is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in North Carolina. You must be at least 18-years-old to receive the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccines and at least 16-years-old to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The setting sun lights up a cherry tree outside the library and a student sits studying at a picnic table

Mass vaccination clinic April 10: A mass vaccination clinic will be held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds on April 10, offering Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen single-dose vaccine. The University will provide shuttles to the Fairgrounds every 30 minutes starting at 8:30 a.m. and running until 5 p.m. Shuttles will pick up and drop off in front of the ZSR Library. Faculty, staff and students who have not been vaccinated are encouraged to register.

Second dose clinics: Throughout April, the University will be offering second dose clinics for those who received their first vaccine dose at an on-campus clinic in March. If you are scheduled to receive your second dose at an on-campus clinic but are unsure of your appointment date or time, please contact the Faculty and Staff Clinic at 743.223.4217.

ResilientWake: Thursdays in April

Join the Office of Wellbeing for their faculty and staff ResilientWake Workshop, a four-part series to learn how to develop and implement resilience skills into everyday life.

Register » pdc.wfu.edu

TEDxWake: April 10

The 2021 TEDxWake theme is “Spill The Tea,” which asks the audience to lean in, open their ears and find inspiration wherever it may land. This hybrid event is open to the general public virtually and to WFU students, faculty, and staff on Manchester plaza and free of charge.

Register » go.wfu.edu/spillthetea

Fit for Business 5K: April 12-18 

The annual Fit for Business 5K will be held virtually this year and benefit the Chaplain’s Emergency Fund. Faculty and staff are encouraged to register as your gift of any amount counts toward your race registration.

Register » crowdfund.wfu.edu

New Staff Orientation: April 13

Newly hired University staff are invited to register for New Staff Orientation, which provides important information as you join the Wake Forest community.

Register » pdc.wfu.edu

School of Medicine in Charlotte

ICYMI: Leaders from Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest University announced a 20-acre site in midtown Charlotte has been chosen for WFU’s second School of Medicine campus.

Read more » news.wfu.edu.

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Updates from HR: COVID-19 and vaccines, Asian Heritage Month, financial workshops

COVID-19 update

On Wednesday, March 31, Group 4 eligibility expanded to include all university faculty and staff, and students living in congregate housing both on and off campus. Close-up photo of yellow tulips with Reynolda Hall in the background

With more than 5,000 faculty, staff and students now reporting they have already been vaccinated, Wednesday’s vaccine clinic was the last first- or single-dose clinic to be held on campus for the coming months. Second-dose clinics will continue to be held on campus throughout April for those who received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at an on-campus clinic in March.

We will continue to identify and communicate upcoming community vaccination opportunities, and the University has plans to coordinate transportation from campus to the mass vaccination clinic at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds soon. Those who have not yet been vaccinated should make an appointment with a community clinic, medical provider or local pharmacy such as:

Once you have been vaccinated, please indicate that you have received a vaccine using the SneezSafe daily wellness screening survey. Even after being vaccinated, everyone is expected to continue to practice safety measures, including wearing a mask and social distancing.

Additionally, the Wake Forest community received a brief update earlier this week regarding the increase of gathering sizes on campus to align with N.C. Executive Order 204.

April is Asian Heritage Month

Throughout April, faculty and staff are invited to take part in upcoming Asian Heritage Month programs, coordinated by the Intercultural Center. Programs will have a specific focus on how to mitigate the effects of anti-Asian xenophobia, racism and discrimination – of which Wake Forest leaders addressed in this message to the campus community.

Learn more » interculturalcenter.wfu.edu

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Vaccine Appointments Still Available - March 31

Wake Forest University Human Resources emailed faculty and staff Monday night to announce that there are still a limited number of appointments available for the on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Wednesday, March 31. Human Resources anticipates that this will be the last first- or single-dose clinic held on campus in the coming months. Second-dose clinic will continue to be held on campus throughout April for those who received their first dose of the Pfizer or Modern vaccine at an on-campus clinic in March.

Faculty, staff and students who have not already been vaccinated are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

What:  Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

When: Wednesday, March 31 (only one dose required)

Where: The Sutton Center on Reynolda Campus

Who: Active faculty, staff, students and affiliated employees eligible in Groups 1-4.

View the full message in your inbox.

Students received a similar message on behalf of the Student Health Service about this opportunity.

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COVID-19 vaccination opportunity – March 29

Wake Forest University Human Resources emailed faculty and staff this morning to announce a COVID-19 vaccination opportunity on Monday, March 29.

What: Wake Forest University has appointments available for Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

When: Monday, March 29 (only one dose required)

Where: The Sutton Center on Reynolda Campus

Who: Active faculty, staff, students and affiliated employees eligible in Group 2Group 3 or Group 4 (High-Risk Medical Conditions) are invited to register for an appointment

View the full message in your inbox or on the Our Way Forward site.

Students received a similar message on behalf of the Student Health Service about this opportunity.

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Updates from HR: Vaccines, policy update, THRIVE and Sustainability awards and TechX

The following message is shared on behalf of Wake Forest University Human Resources; it was emailed to faculty and staff on March 17.

COVID-19 vaccine update

To date, more than 3,500 members of the Wake Forest community have reported that they have been at least partially vaccinated at either an on-campus or community clinic. Photo of one of the first daffodils of the season

Individuals in Group 4, beginning with high-risk medical conditions, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. At this time, all 522 appointment slots for the March 22 vaccine opportunity have been filled.  On March 18, Human Resources and the Student Health Service announced an additional vaccination opportunity for Friday, March 26, at Sutton Center. Information regarding registration was shared at that time. Employees may contact the Faculty and Staff Clinic at 743.223.4217 with any questions.

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