A-State employee COVID-19 vaccine clinics postponed

A-State Vaccine Clinic Wraps Up

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Arkansas State University employees set to receive their second COVID-19 vaccine dose on Tuesday, Feb. 16, will not get to.

Employees should receive an email to reschedule their appointment.

A-State says the clinic is postponed due to the “significant snowfall” on Monday.

Arkansas State University wrapped up their mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic back on Jan. 22.

According to Bill Smith, A-State Chief Communications Officer, about 1,000 people have been vaccinated during the week.

Social work students, nursing students and faculty, EMT students and retired nursing faculty volunteered at the clinic.

Ruth Griffith, a candidate for the A-State Family Nurse Practitioner program, felt excited about giving back to the community by stopping the spread of COVID-19.

“It is such a big deal to stop this and slow it down, and just help others,” said Griffith. “We’re really saving lives.”

Griffith added that she has been a nurse for 10 years and she wants to continue to give back to her community in her field of study.

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