Pfizer vaccine clinic held Wednesday and Thursday at City and East Campus Unions
Students sit at the welcome desk in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln student union building in Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday, July 21, 2020. University of Nebraska President Ted Carter and Neb. Gov. Pete Ricketts announced on Tuesday their plans for resuming in-person classes in the fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — University of Nebraska Lincoln is requiring face masks at all indoor facilities beginning Wednesday, August 25.
The policy follows the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department mask mandate which goes into effect Thursday.
UNL’s policy will remain in effect for the duration of the county’s directed health measure, which currently extends to September 30.
“This public health decision was necessary due to increased cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County and the incredible strain it is putting on local hospitals, which are seeing younger and younger patients seriously ill with COVID-19 infections due to the Delta variant,” UNL wrote in a statement Tuesday.
“Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also granted full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. That means its safety and effectiveness have met the full rigor of the FDA’s detailed and thorough safety review process, and it is no longer approved solely on an emergency use basis,” UNL continued.
You can get a Pfizer vaccine at UNL Wednesday and Thursday at the City and East Campus Unions, facemasks will be required as the vaccines are given indoors.
- Nebraska Union – 10am to 2pm, Regency Room (2nd level)
- Nebraska East Union – 10am to 2pm, Prairie Suite. (3rd level)
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