According to an announcement released last week, Rollins College received 1,500 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, enough to vaccinate 750 individuals, which will be administered on campus to members of the Rollins community.
Residential students were prioritized for the first 24 hours once appointments were made available for booking on Friday, April 2 at 9 a.m. Following that period, vaccination appointments were offered to non-residential students on Saturday, along with faculty and staff on Monday. Rollins hopes to open vaccination appointments to family members of its employees, but the college has not announced those plans at this time.
On Tuesday, April 6, the college began administering the vaccine and, so long that supplies are available, plans to continue to do so every Monday through Friday leading up to the end of the academic year. Currently, the college is unsure whether it will receive additional doses of the vaccine.
While Rollins aspires to have a fully vaccinated campus community by the start of the Fall 2022 semester in August, administration is not requiring student vaccination at this time. According to the Rollins Coronavirus Health, Wellness, and Preventions FAQs webpage, the college is “encouraged by increasing vaccine eligibility in Central Florida, and by so many of Rollins’ faculty, staff, and students obtaining the vaccine.”