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COVID Precautions Continue at SHC

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Spring Hill College is offering the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on April 30 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Outlaw Recreation Center, it was announced last week.

Sponsored by USA Health, this is the follow-up clinic to an April 9 event in which many students received their first dose.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over 120 million people have had at least one dose, and over 74 million have been fully vaccinated. The CDC counts people as being fully vaccinated when they have received both doses on two separate dates regardless of the time interval. Those who have taken the vaccine have been reported to experience possible symptoms.

SHC student Abigail Standish expressed: “After my vaccine, I had a couple of side effects but nothing extreme. The worst part was my sore arm which was very painful.” Sophomore Class President Luly Tuñón stated: “It’s super cool to be able to be a part of this new vaccine. It’s all anyone talked about during quarantine and I’m grateful that it’s finally accessible. I love that Spring Hill is playing its part in promoting a healthier and safer world by offering the vaccine.”

On April 9, the state of Alabama lifted its mask mandate, but Spring Hill College announced that its health and safety protocols would remain in place. These include a mask mandate on the campus, social distancing and hand-washing. According to the college’s COVID-19 Tracking Dashboard, there have been 38 positive cases reported on the campus since Jan. 19, with all but two of those cases being students.

 For more information about the vaccine, see the CDC’s website: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations

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