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TESU and Community Partners Host Free Vaccine Clinic

TESU President Merodie A. Hancock, PhD

Dr. Merodie A. Hancock, president of Thomas Edison State University receives her COVID-19 booster vaccine during the Nov. 19 public vaccine event at the University as Judith M. Persichilli, State of N.J. Department of Health Commissioner looks on.

University Partnered With N.J. Dept. of Health and Walmart in Trenton Community Vaccine Event

Thomas Edison State University, the New Jersey Department of Health and Walmart partnered on Friday, Nov. 19, in conducting a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the university’s Kelsey Building on West State Street. During the event, Dr. Merodie A. Hancock, university president, queued up with other participants to receive her booster shot.

More than 300 vaccines, including the Pfizer vaccine (for ages 5 and older); Moderna vaccine (for ages 18 and older); and Johnson & Johnson vaccine (for ages 18 and older), including booster shots, were administered during the event that was open to the public. No appointments were necessary, no ID or documentation was required, and free transportation was provided for vaccine recipients upon request.

Those interested in similar events are urged to contact the New Jersey Vaccine Call Center 855-568-0545 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily, or visit the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub to find local vaccination centers and to arrange an appointment.

Toni M. Terry, BA

"I am 67 years old, soon to be 68, and to be able to say I did this at this day in my life is just gratification for my own self."

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