On-Campus Vaccination Center

 

Thank you for your interest in the LMU Vaccination Center. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of our healthcare staff, the LMU Vaccination Center successfully innoculated over 4,000 LMU staff, faculty, students, and neighbors during the spring 2021 semester. Due to declining demand after vaccinating so many in the LMU community, the last date of operation for the LMU Vaccination Center was Friday, May 28. 

If you are looking to schedule a vaccine appointment, we encourage you to utilize any of the following resources:

LMU PHASE

ELIGIBILITY

PHASE STATUS

LMU Phase 1

Priority 1A Custodians and select facilities staff, campus operations staff, food services workers, public safety officers, faculty who teach hybrid or in-person, and LLS faculty and staff who work in LSJLC  

Priority 1B – All LMU employees (including contracted employees and student workers) who are at higher risk of exposure given the nature of their work on campus. This includes the Jesuit Community and all employees required to participate in LMU’s mandatory surveillance testing program 

Open March 8

LMU Phase 2

All staff (including contracted employees and student workers) who must be on campus to complete their work, but do not participate in higher risk activities or travel to different areas of campus in the course of their job (and are therefore not required to test weekly through the mandatory surveillance testing program)

All faculty with campus access 

Open March 15

LMU Phase 3

Other faculty and staff working remotely, and those employees without campus access 

Open March 22

LMU Phase 4

All LMU students, including undergraduate, graduate, and LLS

Open April 15

 

  • Yes. You must arrive for vaccination at your scheduled appointment time. Any individual without an appointment will be turned away.

  • May 28 is the last date the LMU Vaccination Center will be administering second dose vaccinations for those who received their first dose at LMU.

    If you are unavailable to receive a vaccine at LMU by May 28, the following resources can be utilized to schedule yourself an appointment at another location in the region:

  • Student eligibility for on-campus vaccination will be determined by local, state, and federal public health officials. At that time, students will receive an email inviting them to register for vaccination at LMU based on the following criteria:

    • Eligibility defined by L.A. County Department of Public Health
    • Campus access required for in-person instruction or other approved on-campus activity
    • Risk of exposure due to the nature of a student’s in-person or hybrid coursework or other approved on-campus activity
    • On-campus residency
  • Before you enter the vaccination clinic at Burns Recreation Center, your temperature will be taken. You will be checked in by LMU staff. Please have your LMU OneCard available, as you will be asked to tap in (Note that with your OneCard, we are only collecting aggregate data; we are not collecting names or other personal identifying information. This allows us to track the number of faculty, staff, students and contractors served at our site.). Please also bring a government-issued ID to verify your legal name and date of birth. 

    You will be asked a series of questions required by the state of California to confirm your eligibility. A licensed healthcare provider will administer the vaccine, after which you’ll be asked to remain in the observation area for 15 minutes to ensure you do not feel any side effects from the vaccination. (Those with a history of anaphylactic reactions to vaccines will be asked to remain for a 30-minute observation.) Seating will be available in the observation area, during your 15-minute observation period.

  • Currently, all vaccines available for distribution at LMU are Moderna. However, all doses are allotted by the L.A. County Department of Public Health and may change at any time. 

  • Some individuals may experience side effects after the vaccine, the vast majority of which are minor and go away in a few days. For further information, please visit the CDC website What to Expect After Getting a COVID Vaccine.

  • Yes. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Millions of people in the United States have already received their vaccine, under some of the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history. The CDC recommends each individual get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they become eligible. To learn more, visit the CDC Safety of the COVID-19 Vaccine website

  • All appointments are completely voluntary, and LMU is not liable for any adverse reactions as a result of your vaccination. While we strive to offer this service to our community, it is by no means mandatory. If you prefer to receive a vaccine through your medical provider or another distribution center, you are welcome to do so.

  • At this time, on-campus vaccinations will be offered solely for members of the LMU community, and cannot be extended to family members. 

  • In accordance with guidance from the California Department of Public Health, LMU will prioritize series completion over additional first doses, if supplies allocated to LMU are low.

  • We kindly ask individuals to only reschedule their appointment if absolutely necessary. Please refer to your appointment email to reschedule. If you have questions, email covidvaccine@lmu.edu.

  • If you receive a paycheck from LMU, then yes! You are considered “staff”, and are eligible to make an appointment in accordance with our priority rollout.