Through the Lens: Vaccination Clinic

Photo Essay by Scott Kissell

Miami University held a vaccination clinic on April 7 for faculty and staff in advance of the vaccination clinics for students on April 10, 11, 15, and 16. All vaccines will be provided to employees and students at no cost. While the vaccine is voluntary and not required, the university has encouraged its students and employees to get vaccinated.

Visit the COVID-19 website to find more information on vaccinations at Miami.

Traffic sign directing traffic to the parking area to receive vaccinations

The sign outside of Millett Hall directs people to the Miami Vaccination Clinic.

Woman holding the door handle about to walk into the clinic

Amy Moore, Event Coordinator for Career Services, "I believe the more people that get the vaccine the sooner we will get back to normal."

Students and staff getting signed in at the registration tables

Nursing students register faculty and staff for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Andrew Sommers waiting to get signed in to get his vaccine

Andrew Sommers, Faculty in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
"Getting the vaccine means a new hope and new beginning."

Rod Northcutt, professor, receiving the vaccine from a Miami nursing student

Rod Northcutt, Associate professor Department of Art & Sculpture
"Getting the vaccine is a relief, I know I'm on the road to being less likely to get this disease that has killed so many people and has disrupted so many lives. I don't want my family to be one of those, I don't want my loved ones, my extended family to get it either. It's our duty as a human in this world to get the vaccine to be part of the solution to stopping the spread of Covid-19."

12 vials of the Moderna vaccine

Preparing vials of Moderna COVID-19 for vaccine administration.

Nurse about to flick the syringe filled with the vaccine to remove air bubbles

Miami Nursing student fills the syringe with the vaccine.

Close up image of a nurse administering the vaccine into a person's shoulder

Close-up view of a Miami nursing student administering the vaccine.

Alan McCoy receiving the shot from a Miami nursing student

Alan McCoy, IT Services Staff TSS
"Getting the vaccine means building up protection for my family and friends and getting ready for whatever the new normal looks like, especially when it comes to family gatherings."

Miami nursing student administering the vaccine to a woman

Miami nursing students gain hands-on experience giving vaccines.

Zainab Soumahoro receives the vaccine while wearing a mask and a hat that says Not Today

Zainab Soumahoro, Sophomore Mechanical Engineering
"Having the vaccine now means I can be in public in peace and not have the fear of contracting COVID-19 and or spreading it."

James Carsey, athletic director, getting a bandaid after the vaccine from a Miami nursing student

James Carsey, Assistant Athletic Director for Human Performance
"You get this vaccine you think about the long haul and what the country has gone through and what the world has gone through. Getting the vaccines gives us the opportunity to get back with our families. Also the opportunity to go back to work and maybe not have to wear a mask all the time around my athletes. I think the idea that we come together and get the vaccine and get something done is pretty exciting. This means a lot."

Students sitting in an area designated the COVID waiting area

Miami staff, faculty, and students wait 15 minutes after the vaccine to make sure there is no immediate allergic reaction.

Kennedy Hymer leaving the waiting area while wearing a mask after being vaccinated

Kennedy Hymer, Junior, Miami Student, Middle Childhood Education Major
"Getting the Vaccine hopefully gets us back to some kind of normalcy and being able to do the things we use to be able to do a while ago. It's been over a year now and I'm the last one in my family to get vaccinated. It will be nice to go home and hang out with them without having to worry about anything."