Princeton University Will Be COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Site

Jan 12, 2021

The on-campus clinic will vaccinate undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, retirees, affiliates and their families.

Sarah Salvadore, Patch Staff

PRINCETON, NJ — Princeton University announced that it will be a distribution site for the COVID-19 vaccinations in the state, once available.

The University said it will host on-campus clinics to administer the vaccines to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, retirees, affiliates and their families.

The university clinics will be among several distribution sites for the COVID-19 vaccines in the state. New Jersey has charged colleges and universities with distributing vaccines to their campus community, to take pressure off other vaccine distribution efforts, the university said in a news release.

“We are working in partnership with state and local health officials to distribute vaccines to members of the University community once we are able to do so,” University Health Services Executive Director John Kolligian in a news release.

“While the vaccine rollout in New Jersey is an excellent development, patience and flexibility will be important as we enter this new phase of the pandemic; timelines may change and distribution plans may need adjustments,” he said.

The clinics will be located on site and more information on the exact location will be shared once the clinics are confirmed, said the university.

The university mailed out a survey to its community members to gauge interest in the vaccine. This survey, said the university, will be used for planning purposes.

The university said it does not know when it will receive the vaccines. New Jersey is taking a phased approach to rolling out the vaccine, and currently the state is in Phase 1A — vaccinating health-care workers and residents of long-term care facilities.

Municipality of Princeton Health Officer Jeff Grosser said that the Princeton Health Department and Princeton University have worked closely together through each phase of the COVID-19 pandemic,

“… And we will continue to work together in order to effectively support vaccination efforts. Currently, we are coordinating vaccination response as vaccines are being distributed throughout the state of New Jersey,” he said.

Princeton University has encouraged members of the university community and their households to make plans to get vaccinated at the earliest possible time and site that is convenient for them.

The vaccines will be administered at no cost.