Fr. Jenkins: Notre Dame to serve as Mass Vaccination Site

Author: John Slott

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Dear Members of the Notre Dame Community, 

The Indiana Department of Health announced today a partnership between the St. Joseph County Health Department and the University of Notre Dame to establish a mass vaccination site on our campus to support the state’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts.  The site, at Compton Family Ice Arena, will be open on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the possibility of extending an additional day.  It will provide vaccinations for those Indiana residents eligible at that time under the Indiana Department of Health vaccine guidelines, whether or not they study or work at the University. 

We are pleased to partner with state and local health officials to serve residents in the region in this important way.  Our COVID Response Unit (CRU) will work alongside staff from the Indiana Department of Health and the St. Joseph County Health Department at the mass vaccination site.  Once again, I commend the generosity and commitment of the CRU team, who for the past 10 months has worked tirelessly to care for the Notre Dame community and will now lend their time and talent to Indiana’s vaccination campaign.

We continue to urge all those eligible to be vaccinated to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  There is no charge for vaccination. 

I cannot emphasize how grateful I am for the generous service of so many at the University during the pandemic, and we welcome this opportunity to partner with state and county officials to serve the broader community. 

In Notre Dame, 

Rev. John I Jenkins, C.S.C.