Campus Pandemic Response Gets a Shot in the Arm


JSU nursing faculty and students administered 700 vaccines to campus. Photo by Matt Reynolds.

The university distributed 700 COVID-19 vaccines this week to faculty, staff and students in clinics organized by the campus public safety office. The immunizations were allocated by the Alabama Department of Public Health and administered by JSU nursing faculty and students.

“It was a team effort,” said Michael Barton, JSU chief of police and director of public safety. “I would like to thank all those who gave their time to make this a huge success, including all sections within the Department of Public Safety, the School of Health Professions and Wellness, the Controller’s Office, Capital Planning and Facilities, Marketing and Communications, and the Jacksonville Fire Department.”

The university has requested additional vaccines from the state and will operate other vaccine clinics in the future if those requests are granted. Those vaccinated this week should return during the same time slot for their second dose on April 26 and 29.