Waitlist system planned for faculty, staff for excess COVID-19 doses from Purdue vaccination site

The Protect Purdue Health Center is establishing a daily waitlist for faculty and staff for excess doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine that will be administered, beginning Tuesday (April 6), at the University’s vaccination site at the Cordova Recreational Sports Center.

“This will be a learn-as-we go effort, but we will do everything we can to ensure all doses of the Pfizer vaccine are put in people’s arms every day,” said Dr. Esteban Ramirez, PPHC chief medical officer. 

Beginning Tuesday (April 6), individuals associated with the West Lafayette campus (including employees, spouses and dependents age 16 and above with parental consent) can submit their name and contact information to PPHC via this form to be placed on the waitlist each day. Each evening, those on the waitlist will be notified via text message of any available doses. Please note: You will need to submit your name and contact information via the signup form each day that you wish to be included on the waitlist. 

The campus vaccine site’s first day will operate from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday and will operate with extended hours during the first several days of operations to meet the expected demand among Purdue students. Full clinic hours are available online.

Based on guidance from the Indiana Department of Health, the Purdue vaccine site will prioritize students, regardless of residency. 

Purdue continues to encourage all Boilermakers to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible. Go to https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ to find and make an appointment at one of more than 500 vaccine clinics throughout Indiana, including 18 in Tippecanoe County, or call 211.

More information about the COVID-19 vaccine, vaccine eligibility and the Purdue COVID-19 vaccine clinic is available on the Protect Purdue website.