On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu shared the following message regarding a vaccine clinic for CofC employees and contractors.
In addition, President Hsu announced on March 25 that employees participating in the COVID-19 vaccine clinic will receive a free meal voucher at the time of their vaccination. Employees who have been vaccinated at another location may pick up a free meal voucher at Campus Services HQ with proof of vaccination between March 29 and April 29, 2021. These vouchers will be redeemable at City Bistro, Fresh Food Company or Marty’s Place during normal operating hours until April 30, 2021.
Dear Campus Community:
I’m pleased to provide details about the College’s first on-campus vaccine clinic for CofC employees and contractors, which will take place this Friday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the TD Arena Concourse.
What: Vaccine Clinic for CofC Employees and Contractors administered by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).
The College will receive a limited supply of 500 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses; this event is for FIRST-dose patients only. MUSC will bill your insurance for the cost of the vaccine. Most insurance will fully cover the cost of the vaccine, but please check with your carrier if you have questions.
When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, March 26, 2021
Appointments for second doses are automatically scheduled for patients in the same timeslot 21 days later (April 16, 2021).
Where: TD Arena Concourse, 301 Meeting St., Charleston, S.C., 29401. Enter through the main doors near the cougar statue (Meeting Street entrance). You will not be able to access the event through other entrances.
Who: CofC Faculty, Staff and Contractors (employees will be required to show a valid Cougar Card or proof of employment, such as a pay stub or work letter).
How: Appointment scheduling is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Employees received the link for registration in an email sent on Wednesday, March 24 (appointments can be scheduled with or without an MUSC MyChart account).
Do NOT share or forward this link outside the College of Charleston. Non-CofC employees will NOT be able to receive vaccines at this clinic. Those arriving for the vaccine will be checked in by CofC employees to have their CofC affiliation validated.
My thanks to Student Health Services and MUSC for arranging this important event. I want to encourage everyone to please be courteous and respectful as we undertake this first on-campus vaccine clinic. While the supply of vaccines for this first event is limited, we do expect to obtain additional dosages and offer future vaccine clinics on campus in the weeks to come.
Please see the Frequently Asked Questions below for answers to common questions and concerns. If you have additional questions that are not addressed below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrew T. Hsu, Ph.D.
College of Charleston
Frequently Asked Questions
Which vaccine will be administered at this clinic?
The vaccine offered at this clinic will be the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, which requires a two-dose series separated by 21 days. More information about this Pfizer vaccine is available on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/pfizer/index.html
If I schedule an appointment for this clinic, will I automatically be given an appointment to receive the second dose?
Yes, appointments for the second dose are automatically scheduled for patients at the same timeslot 21 days later, which would be Friday, April 16. Check your MyChart account for appointment details.
I’ve already received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine through other means. Can I make an appointment to receive a second dose at this on-campus clinic?
No. This event is only for FIRST-dose participants. If you received the vaccine at another location, please contact that location to schedule your second dose.
Which CofC employees qualify under Phase 1b of South Carolina’s COVID-19 vaccine guidelines?
The College has determined that all employees and contractors are considered essential front-line workers and therefore qualify under South Carolina’s Phase 1b vaccine guidelines.
What should I do if I do not have insurance?
CofC employees and contractors who do not have insurance should select “COVID Vaccine” on the insurance screen in order to sign up for an appointment.
How will the College ensure that all employees have equal access to this vaccine clinic?
The College will provide an opportunity for employees who do not have access to a computer to schedule an appointment for the vaccine clinic. The College also expects to offer future on-campus clinics in partnership with MUSC. In addition, Student Health Services has been approved as a vaccine distribution site for students by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and will announce details for these events as soon as they are known.
Is this vaccine clinic open to CofC student workers?
No. CofC students, including student workers, will have opportunities to be vaccinated at on-campus clinics held specifically for students. These clinics are in the process of being organized and details will be announced to students when they become available. In the meantime, students who are employed on or off campus in positions that meet South Carolina’s Phase 1b vaccine guidelines may also seek vaccinations through off-campus providers.
Will the College hold additional vaccine clinics on campus?
Yes. It is the College’s intention to work with MUSC to obtain additional vaccine doses and to schedule additional clinics once these initial 500 doses are depleted.
As a CofC employee, can my family members or dependents register for vaccines at this clinic?
No. This event is for College of Charleston employees and contractors only.
Will there be a waitlist for extra doses or no-show appointments?
No. Only staff, faculty and contractors who have appointments will be able to attend the event.