As part of WPI’s ongoing efforts to care for its community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the university has been approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to be a provider of vaccines to our faculty, students and staff, when vaccines are available. We are working to vaccinate members of our community in alignment with the state’s phased approach and vaccine distribution guidance for higher education, in which different people are eligible at different times.
Please Note: If you have an opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine elsewhere—for example from your primary care physician or a publicly-available vaccination site—we encourage you to get vaccinated there as soon as possible. To see where you can get vaccinated in Massachusetts, please see the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Finder website: vaxfinder.mass.gov.
Here’s what you need to know now about WPI’s Vaccination Clinics:
- Members of the WPI community who are interested in receiving the vaccine on campus are being asked to fill out an attestation form confirming their eligibility for Phase 1 and Phase 2 vaccinations. This helps WPI determine how much vaccine it may need.
- If you have filled out an attestation form and need to update it, you can simply reopen the original link to do so.
- WPI does not have the authority to grant exceptions to the eligibility criteria developed by the state for each Phase and Group. The university also cannot vaccinate spouses or partners not affiliated with WPI.
- Massachusetts began vaccinating those eligible under Phase 2, Group 2 on February 18. WPI is scheduling clinics as the phases progress and as we receive vaccine supplies.
- Those who are eligible for a WPI clinic will receive an email from WPI’s COVID-19 Vaccine Working Group to schedule an appointment when vaccine is available. The email will provide instructions for reserving your spot and directions to the clinic.
- If you have made a reservation for a WPI clinic and need to cancel or change it, please return to the reservation page provided to you in the reservation email. We ask that you make every effort to honor your reservation or cancel in advance so we can ensure no vaccine is wasted.
- Anyone who has made a vaccination reservation who is working or learning remotely (and therefore are not in WPI’s COVID-19 testing program), should come to campus only for the COVID-19 vaccination. Those not in the testing program will not have access to any other buildings on campus.
- If you are a student who has received a vaccination elsewhere, upload your record via the health portal.
If you have any questions, please consult the Vaccine FAQs and email WeAreWPI@wpi.edu with specific questions. Employees with specific medical questions about vaccination should consult with their personal physician; students should contact WPI Health Services.