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Calhoun Community College offering free vaccinations ahead of fall semester | COVID vaccine near me

Anyone ages 18 or older will be able to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at these free events.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — In preparation for the fall semester, Calhoun Community College is teaming up with the Alabama Department of Public Health to offer free COVID vaccines for both students and the general public.

"Don't let COVID or this time hold you back," Ashley Robison of Calhoun Community College at Huntsville, said. "It's never too early or too late to start, so c'mon down! We'd love to be able to help any student that's interested."

Anyone ages 18 or older will be able to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at these free events and the second dose will be given 28 days after the initial dose.

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The vaccine will be offered at the following events:

  • Decatur Campus
    • August 30 – Health Sciences Building Lobby, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
    • August 31 – Health Sciences Building Lobby, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
    • September 1 – MSA Building Lobby, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • September 2 – MSA Building Lobby, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Huntsville Campus
    • September 7 – Sparkman Building Student Center, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • September 8 – Sparkman Building Student Center, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

“We are not out of the woods yet and we know the vaccine saves lives. We will continue to do our part in providing our students, faculty, staff and community with free resources to keep them healthy and safe from this new strand of COVID-19,” said Calhoun Interim President Jimmy Hodges.

Additionally, the college issued the following health and safety guidance ahead of the semester:

  • Facemasks are strongly encouraged on campus.
  • Facemasks will be required in some classrooms and other areas where employees interact with students.
  • The janitorial staff will clean and disinfect all buildings, as well as frequently touched objects and surfaces, as they have over the past year.
  • The Calhoun Facilities and Maintenance Department will utilize the latest HVAC technology to filter and improve air flow and ventilation.
  • All students, faculty and staff should follow CDC guidance for washing hands frequently and covering your coughs and sneezes.
  • If you are sick, please stay home.
  • Instructors will have a plan for students to continue coursework when they are out sick.
  • Calhoun Community College will continue to monitor guidance from the CDC as well as the Alabama Department of Public Health. We will adjust our operations plan accordingly.

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More information on Calhoun's fall 2021 return plan can be found on the college's website under the coronavirus section.

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