All Faculty and Staff Can Get Vaccinated April 2
Monday, March 29, 2021
Faculty and Staff,
I have great news: UTEP will receive enough COVID-19 vaccines this week to vaccinate ALL active faculty and staff who have not already received a vaccine.
As of this morning, we have 482 faculty members and 777 staff who have not yet received a first dose of vaccine. Starting today, the State of Texas has opened COVID-19 vaccination to all adults. This Friday, April 2, UTEP will be able to vaccinate all remaining faculty and staff who have not been vaccinated yet.
Our active employees – all of you – work directly with students and others on campus. Protecting you is an important part of our strategy to keep the campus safe as we begin to offer more on-campus activities.
In the coming weeks, we will provide opportunities for all students to be vaccinated, including students who are also UTEP employees. We will also offer vaccination to the household members of students, faculty and staff. More information on that will be forthcoming.
But this Friday, we want to get every remaining active faculty and staff member vaccinated. To schedule an appointment, follow the steps below.
Faculty and staff who have previously completed the vaccination consent and questionnaire
- To receive a vaccination this week, faculty and staff who have already completed the consent and questionnaire at vaccinequestionnaire.utep.edu will receive an email with a link to complete the CDC questionnaire and schedule your appointment online. Please keep an eye on your email as these are scheduled to go out soon. An appointment is required in order to receive a vaccination. No walk-ins will be accepted.
- If you have already received a vaccine somewhere else, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that your appointment is given to someone who needs it.
Faculty and staff who HAVE NOT previously completed the vaccination consent and questionnaire
- If you have not completed the consent and questionnaire or are not sure if you have, please fill out the questionnaire at vaccinequestionnaire.utep.edu by 12 p.m. Tuesday, March 30.
- You will then receive an email to complete the CDC questionnaire and schedule your vaccination appointment.
If you have completed the online consent and questionnaire and have not received an email invitation to schedule an appointment by Wednesday morning, March 31, please email email@example.com.
If you have questions about UTEP’s vaccination program, please visit utep.edu/vaccine to review the FAQs.
There is a small number of people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. The best thing we can do for our colleagues in this situation is for those of us who can be vaccinated to get vaccinated.
Thank you for all you have done in the last year to help our students persevere and make progress toward their degrees in spite of the challenges we all have faced. Please consider taking this step to get vaccinated as one more important way to keep our campus safe and thriving as we begin the gradual return to in-person activities.