COLUMBUS, Miss.-- Mississippi University for Women has further committed to a safe campus community by signing the White House COVID-19 College Challenge.
The White House and the U.S. Department of Education have invited colleges and universities across the country to join the efforts to end the pandemic by signing up for the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge. The COVID-19 College Challenge is part of President Biden’s National Month of Action to mobilize an all-of-America sprint to get 70% of U.S. adults at least one shot by July 4th.
“I am excited about The W joining the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge. We want everyone to know that vaccines are available on our campus and in the community. The more people in our campus community who are vaccinated, the safer and healthier we will all be, and the closer we can get things back to normal. We are committed to this challenge,” said W President Nora Miller.
Currently, The W has coordinated with the Mississippi State Department of Health to offer COVID-19 vaccines on campus to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays through June. Beginning in July, students, faculty, staff and their dependents can request a vaccination through the Campus Health Center.
As part of the challenge, the university has committed to taking three key actions to help get the campus community vaccinated:
• Make sure every member knows they are eligible for vaccines and have the resources to find one.
• Lead the way by identifying champions for vaccine efforts across campus and implementing a plan to get as many members of the college community vaccinated as possible.
• Deliver vaccine access for all.
More than 350 colleges in 46 states have already taken the pledge and committed to the COVID-19 College Challenge.
The university strongly encourages all campus community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
To learn more about the COVID-19 Vaccination Challenge, please visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/COVIDCollegeChallenge/.
For the latest university COVID-19 updates, please visit: https://www.muw.edu/disease.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2021
Contact: Tyler Wheat