Plans in place to vaccinate Ole Miss employees and students

OXFORD, Miss. — More places to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are popping up around the Mid-South as more doses become available.

Ole Miss is hoping to vaccinate it’s employees and students soon.

Dr. Lauren Bloodworth is the Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Ole Miss. She told FOX13 the university formed its COVID-19 task force about eight weeks ago to help control the spread of the virus on campus.

The next step is to begin vaccinations. The university is just waiting on the vaccine from the state.

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“We are currently planning on 450 to 500 vaccinations a day,” said Bloodworth. “We’re planning on doing about 60 to 70 an hour and we think we can do it smoothly if they have all of their paperwork done before they come through the door.”

According to Ole Miss, once the vaccine arrives they hope to begin the immunization process quickly.

“We have the set-up and we’re ready to go,” Bloodworth told FOX13. “We’ve got the volunteers lined up so hopefully if we got the vaccine tomorrow we will be ready to have our COVID-19 vaccine clinic open tomorrow afternoon.”

The Vaccination Center will follow health department guidelines and priority of vaccinations will go to those at risk.

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“If students or employees have underlying medical conditions or diabetes or COPD or any other variety, it puts them at risk for complications that come from Covid, so those are who we would prioritize higher based on health department recommendations,” Bloodworth said.

When the clinic opens at Tad Smith Coliseum appointments will be available Monday Through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

There are also extended hours available from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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