Vaccination Update

This is an update on employee COVID-19 vaccination efforts at Marshall University.

  • A total of 1,793 Marshall employees requested vaccination through the three surveys in December and earlier this month. As of today, the university has received enough vaccine to give the first dose to 838 employees and students enrolled in clinicals this semester.
  • This means that since Dec. 30, we have received vaccine to take care of less than half of the employees who have requested it. It will be weeks before we get to everyone. Please be patient. We are being told we will eventually be getting enough doses to vaccinate every employee who has requested it.
  • To see if you are on the university’s list to get a vaccination, please click here. You should immediately receive a personalized website message indicating whether or not you are on the list. (You may need to sign in to your Marshall account first.) Please use this link to check rather than e-mailing the COVID-19 mailing address.
  • If you are on the list, you don’t need to do anything. When it is your turn for a first or second dose, you will be contacted via e-mail from the COVID-19 mailing address to set up an appointment.
  • If you did not complete one of the surveys and so are not on the list, please watch for an opportunity to get your vaccine in the community by pre-registering through the state’s system. We anticipate only receiving enough vaccine to accommodate the employees who are already on the university’s list.
  • Prioritization for vaccination has been based on work location in addition to age and medical condition. Per direction from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, employees who indicated on the survey that they have been primarily telecommuting were moved to the bottom of the list. We anticipate employees working/teaching virtually will still receive vaccines, but it will be AFTER those teaching/working on site are vaccinated.
  • We will be giving booster doses tomorrow to those who received their first vaccine on Dec. 30. Eligible employees should have received an e-mail last Friday, Jan. 22, with the subject line “IMPORTANT – COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment 2nd Dose.” The e-mail contained instruction about how to make an appointment for tomorrow’s clinic.
  • Up until this week, we have been vaccinating employees on Thursdays only. Going forward, we will be doing clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays to provide enough capacity to give the booster vaccinations in addition to the first doses.
  • We are at the mercy of the national/state vaccine distribution systems and are not usually able to give much advance notice to the people who are next on the list to receive vaccinations. Please monitor your university e-mail account carefully.
  • Likewise, we cannot tell employees when they will receive the vaccine because we do not know in advance how many doses per week we will receive.
  • The university has not yet received details about if/when vaccinations for the general student population may be made available. When information is received, it will be shared with the Marshall community via e-mail.

Please remember that the latest information about vaccinations and coronavirus efforts at Marshall is available at www.marshall.edu/coronavirus. If you cannot find an answer to your question on the website, please e-mail COVID19@marshall.edu.