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Student, staff vaccinations begin at FAMU

Posted at 7:20 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 19:20:46-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Vaccinations for employees, staff members, and some students are expected before the end of the week at Florida A&M University.

It's the latest in a series of efforts to combat coronavirus, especially with students and staff now back to in-person classes. When we spoke with President Dr. Larry Robinson on Tuesday, he says vaccinations could begin as early as today.

"We will be offering vaccines to some of our staff and students then rolling it out to faculty later this week."

At our last check, FAMU health officials were visiting the local health department to get those doses. They plan to distribute them to eligible employees and students in hospital clinicals.

Also by the end of the week, FAMU plans to open a second testing site only for students and faculty, then, a third PCR test site at FAMU's viticulture center on Mahan Dr.