March 26, 2021
Dear SMU Community,
It’s here! SMU is pleased to announce the campus is receiving an allotment of the COVID-19 vaccine for distribution to our University community. All SMU faculty, staff and students are eligible. Online registration will open at noon today, March 26, to schedule vaccination appointments beginning Monday, March 29. Vaccinations will be administered by appointment only at the SMU COVID-19 vaccination site on the northwest side of the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center.
SMU’s initial allotment will be 1,170 “first doses” of the Pfizer vaccine and an equal number of “second doses” designated for the required follow-up appointments. Please use this registration link to schedule a vaccination appointment which is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The registration button is also on the Mustang Strong vaccine page along with information about what to expect on the day of your appointment. If you have trouble registering, reach out to the Help Desk at 8-HELP (4357).
SMU does not currently have second-dose vaccines available for individuals who have already received their first shot of Pfizer or Moderna elsewhere, so please reach out to your initial vaccine provider to complete your treatment. Spouses and dependents of SMU employees and retirees are not currently eligible to register but may be at a later date
In addition to the on-campus vaccinations, all SMU students, staff and faculty may also register for the vaccine through the Methodist Health System. If the MHS system is full, please check that site frequently as more appointments will become available as supplies increase.
SMU has no information yet on when additional allotments of the vaccine might arrive on campus, so your patience is still needed. Please continue to wear your mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands often and remember to fill out the reporting tool once you receive your vaccine on the Mustang Strong vaccine website. Doing so will help the University determine how many vaccines to request and may help inform decisions about operational changes to the campus.