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COVID-19 Vaccines at Rollins

April 1, 2021

Dear Rollins Community,

We are excited to share that Rollins has received 1,500 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (enough for 750 individuals) for our campus community.

COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-Up

Starting Friday, April 2 at 9 a.m., and for 24 hours, we are prioritizing appointments for residential students. We will then open appointments to all non-residential students, followed by faculty and staff. To make your appointment sign up using our scheduling app.

  • For mobile: Download the Microsoft Power Apps app. 
  • For desktop: Use this Scheduling link. This link will become available on Friday, April 2 at 9 a.m.. The link will not work on your mobile device web browser.

Enter your birthdate, the county where you reside, and your phone number. Rollins residential students live in Orange County. If you need assistance with the app or scheduling problems, contact the IT Help Desk at 407.628.6363.

You will receive an appointment confirmation via text and/or email. 

Vaccine Timeline Commitment

We will begin administering these vaccines at the Bush Science Center atrium on Tuesday, April 6. Times will be provided Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., continuing until the end of the academic year if sufficient supply of vaccine is available. We hope to be able to open vaccination appointments to family members of Rollins employees.

By accepting the first vaccine, you are also committing to receiving your second dose 28 days later (at Rollins). At Bush Science Center, vaccine staff will help you schedule your second dose appointment following completion of your first dose.

We realize May vaccination dates will fall within finals week and residence hall move out, and we know some of you have travel plans. We are currently working to extend housing and dining options during this time should you need to stay to receive your second vaccine dose.

As you plan your appointment, please keep in mind the following: 

  • Do not arrive until your scheduled appointment time.
  • We estimate each appointment will take 15-30 minutes.
  • Individuals with vaccine appointments may utilize SunTrust garage for parking.
  • Please bring your Rollins ID card with you to your appointment. You will be required to wait 15 minutes after your COVID vaccine to be monitored by our medical staff. 
  • Please ensure you complete the #CampusClear app prior to coming to campus on the day of your appointment. You must follow the Rollins College mask policy, physically distance, and adhere to additional COVID-19 precautions. If you feel ill on the day of your appointment, please reschedule for another day.

Other Available Vaccine Locations

Effective Monday, April 5, anyone age 18 and up is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida. If you are not on campus or prefer to visit community resources to receive the vaccine, please visit Orange County sites, or the FEMA distribution site at Valencia College’s West Campus.

The Orange County Convention Center continues to deliver vaccinations each day. Visit ocfl.net/vaccine to register for an appointment (beginning April 5 for 18+) at one of Orange County’s sites. Visit the Orange County Vaccine website to see other locations (local pharmacies, such as CVS, Publix, and Walgreens) that are giving COVID-19 vaccines.

The FEMA site, open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until May 26, at this time offers 3,000 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine per day. Those age 16 and 17 are also eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine at the FEMA site starting April 5, provided they have a form signed by their parents or are accompanied to the site by a legal guardian. Regardless of where you obtain your vaccine, please fill out our COVID-19 Vaccination Self-Reporting Form.

rollins college vaccineWe are thrilled by this increasing vaccine eligibility, specifically as it relates to our student population, and we continue to strongly encourage anyone who is eligible to sign up to receive the vaccine. By getting vaccinated, you are doing your part to help protect our community. While we may receive more doses in the coming weeks, another allotment is not guaranteed, so we advise you to take advantage of this opportunity. We continue to ask all faculty and supervisors to be flexible with individuals who may need to take time to get a vaccine.

Provost Susan Singer