In the News

MU pharmacy student prep COVID vaccine

Manchester partners with local organizations to host COVID vaccine clinic

Up to 500 members of the Manchester University community can be accommodated at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic next week.

Manchester is teaming up with the Wabash County vaccine clinic, which is a partnership of the City of Wabash, the Wabash County Emergency Management Agency, the Town of North Manchester and Parkview Wabash Hospital. 

The MU clinic will be open from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, (first dose) and 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, (second dose) at the Honeywell Center in Wabash.

“The Wabash County vaccine clinic partnership is pleased to work with Manchester University in providing a clinic specific to the university’s faculty, staff and students,” said Marilyn Custer-Mitchell, president of Parkview Wabash Hospital. “We recognize it's important for all members of the Manchester University family to have access to a vaccine, so they can continue their educational activities and work in a safe environment.”

The University is arranging transportation for students and others who need it.

Abby Van Vlerah“Manchester is excited about the opportunity to work with the Wabash County vaccine clinic for our students. Getting shots in the arm of as many people on campus as possible is our main priority,” said Abby Van Vlerah, vice president of student life and leader of the University’s COVID response team.

“Vaccinated students, faculty, and staff will help us return to a more normal academic year in the fall,” she said. “We’re thankful to offer this clinic and are pleased that so many of our students wanted to be vaccinated.”

For the media

Note: MU is working out details about transporting students and others from our North Manchester campus to Wabash on April 10, as well as whether our own pharmacy students will be giving some of the vaccinations.

If you want to speak with someone, Abby Van Vlerah is spearheading this effort at Manchester. Please use to schedule an interview. 

Related information
Manchester to require masks at graduation
MU plans to open fully in the fall
Nursing programs offer virtual, in-person visit options

April 2021