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UH Law Center students take best shot at vaccine clinic

Medical professionals helped administer doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and other protective shots at the University of Houston Law Center this week.

Medical professionals helped administer doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and other protective shots at the University of Houston Law Center this week.

Aug. 27, 2021 - Members of the University of Houston Law Center community received the COVID-19 vaccine, flu shots and other immunizations during a clinic on Wednesday and Thursday.

Walgreens pharmacists administered doses in Room 205 of Teaching Unit II.

“The data suggest that there is only one sure-fire way to reduce the risk of serious illness from the COVID-19 coronavirus and that is to get a shot of one of vaccines,” said Dean Leonard M. Baynes. “I am thankful that Walgreens came out for two days to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination and the flu shot to members of our community. Every additional person who is vaccinated makes us all safer.”

To promote a healthy return to campus, members of the Law Center's faculty and staff have signed a statement in support of vaccination and the use of facial coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and its numerous variants.

The statement reads:

“We the undersigned faculty and staff at the University of Houston Law Center are concerned about the community spread of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Harris County, the State of Texas, and the nation and most specifically the impact of its potential spread among the Law Center community of students, faculty, staff, and those they love.

We have joined unanimously to issue this statement:

The COVID-19 coronavirus is dangerous, and the delta variant is easily transmissible especially in indoor settings. As members of the University of Houston Law Center community, we each have a responsibility and duty to keep each other safe. The data suggest that vaccination remains the best intervention for reliable protection. As such, we urge all members of our community who are not vaccinated to get vaccinated as soon as possible. We also urge you to wear a face covering while on the Law Center campus especially while in the classroom. By working together and following these steps, we can keep each other safer and beat back the virus and all its iterations.”

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