Vaccines for Valentine’s Day

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This Valentine’s Day, the Rowan Wellness Center hosted a vaccination clinic in partnership with the Gloucester County Department of Health. 

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, in the Chamberlain Student Center, individuals could find the vaccination clinic with Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccinations and boosters all readily available and free for Rowan students and employees. 

Scott Woodside is the director for Student Health Services at Rowan University and helped to run the vaccine clinic. 

“Since we started up the semester up again, almost every two weeks we’ve had the clinic. This is our third clinic. The first two clinics was probably somewhere around 300 [people] and change combined. This last one was 52,” Woodside said. 

Despite notable turnouts and getting vaccinated, people still get sick. As always, washing your hands, wearing a mask when asked and avoiding those who are sick are all recommended by doctors to mitigate the spread of disease.

For more information on active COVID-19 cases, all persons are encouraged to take a look at Rowan University’s website, where Rowan COVID-19 cases are publicly recorded under “Confirmed Positive Cases of COVID-19.” Here students, employees and faculty can find up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 cases. According to Rowan’s website, the charts are updated three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

As of Monday, Feb. 14, Rowan University had five active cases of COVID-19. Of these five cases, one person lives on-campus while the other four live off-campus. All persons are isolated which, according to Rowan University’s website, this isolation means that individuals are positive with COVID-19.

The other column, quarantine, means individuals have come into contact with infected persons. There are zero confirmed quarantine cases at Rowan University, as of Monday, Feb 14.  

Just below active cases is a chart that showcases weekly student and employee COVID-19 cases from Jan. 2, 2022, to Feb 12. Columns feature both student and employee cases and on-campus cases and off-campus cases. The charts are updated at the end of each week and made public. 

Starting from Jan. 2, 2022, to Feb. 12, there have been a total of 725 student and employee COVID-19 cases in 2022. 

The numbers of COVID-19 cases have dropped dramatically as Rowan officials continue to map out the future. 

“We are nearing post-pandemic times,” Woodside said. “Essentially, the county is committed to coming out if we have people keep showing up.” 

The next vaccination clinic will be held on Feb. 28 in the Chamberlain Student Center. For more information visit the Wellness Center or call the center at 856-256-4333. 

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