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Health Center registering for COVID vaccine

Update 4:40 p.m. :

The Lamar University Student Health Center sent out the following statement at 4:40 p.m. via campus email," The Centers for Disease Control announced today the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is currently on pause. They are reviewing data and have requested all healthcare providers to pause using the vaccine out of an abundance of caution.

"As a result, the COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Lamar University, scheduled for April 20, 21 and 22, 2021 has been cancelled. We have requested more Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

We will send out campus announcements regarding more vaccine clinics as they are scheduled in the future."

Original story:

Registration to receive the COVID-19 (Janssen) Johnson & Johnson vaccine is now open to LU and LIT students, faculty and staff. Applicants will need their L or T number to complete the registration process.

Registration opened on April 12. On April 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution be paused.

Shawn Gray, director of the Student Health Center, said that sign-up for the vaccine is still open, but the health center will follow CDC recommendations.

To register, visit the Student Health Center's website.

As of April 12, vaccines are scheduled to be given April 20 through April 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cypress Room of the Setzer Student Center. Recipients will be required to stay 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine for safety precautions.

For more information, call the Student Health Center at 880-8466, or email

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