Dear Middlebury Community,
We are writing with updates about COVID-19 vaccination and testing opportunities on campus. In this email, we’ll address the following:
- COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Campus
- Vaccine Clinic in Middlebury
- Testing on Campus
- Antigen Tests for Students and Employees
- State of the State
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Campus
We will offer a second COVID-19 vaccine clinic on campus in partnership with Addison County Home Health & Hospice on Monday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wilson Hall. Employees and students must sign up in advance through Bookings and specify their preferred vaccine, including a first or second dose of the primary series, and a first booster or a second booster for those who are eligible.
Participants should bring their vaccination cards with them if they have them on hand. Students should upload their booster documentation to their student health portal after the clinic. Employees may upload their new record to Sentry MD. A second booster dose is not necessary to be considered up-to-date on vaccinations at this time.
Following is guidance on who is eligible for a second booster:
- Individuals aged 50 or older can receive a second booster of Pfizer or Moderna.
- For people who are immunocompromised, those age 12 and older can receive a second booster of Pfizer, and those 18 and older can receive a second booster of Pfizer or Moderna.
- People who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and Johnson & Johnson booster can receive a second booster of Pfizer or Moderna.
Vaccine Clinic in Middlebury
The state continues to offer a COVID-19 vaccine clinic that is walking distance from campus, at the Middlebury Regional EMS headquarters, 55 Collins Drive, next to Porter Hospital. Clinic hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Vaccinations for the primary series and first or second boosters of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson are available.
You can learn more from the Vermont Department of Health. If you have questions, please talk to your healthcare provider. Students who receive their booster should upload documentation of this to their student health portal.
Testing on Campus
PCR testing for COVID-19 continues to be available at the testing window at Centeno House, 136 South Main Street, accessible via the patio facing the Service Building. Testing is available for students and employees on campus Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment is needed. More information is available on the COVID-19 Testing page.
Note that employees who are symptomatic may use a home antigen test kit and/or arrange testing through their healthcare provider, the Vermont Department of Health, or a local pharmacy. See also COVID-19 Testing and Reporting Instructions.
Antigen Tests for Students and Employees
We continue the distribution of antigen tests on campus as follows:
- For Students: Antigen tests are available in the dining halls at check-in, at the Davis Family Library circulation desk, and at Health Services, Centeno House.
- For Employees: Antigen test kits and N-95 and KN-95 masks are available at the Human Resources Office at Marble Works, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and at the Davis Family Library circulation desk.
State of the State
Governor Phil Scott did not address COVID-19 at his weekly press briefing Tuesday. For the latest information about cases, vaccination, and resources, visit the Vermont Department of Health COVID-19 website.
Thank you once again for your attention to these updates. Should you have questions, please write to COVIDInfo@middlebury.edu.
Chief Health Officer and College Physician
Vice President for Student Affairs