Moraine Valley Community College is one of the lead colleges in the COVID-19 College Vaccination Challenge being implemented by the White House beginning Wednesday, June 2. The challenge is an effort to meet President Biden’s goal of fully vaccinating 160 million Americans by July 4.

As a Vaccine Champion College, Moraine Valley pledges to commit to taking three key actions to help get its campus communities vaccinated: engaging every student, faculty and staff member; organizing its college communities; and delivering vaccine access for all.

“Joining the COVID-19 College Vaccination Challenge was an easy choice for our college because we already have been championing the vaccine to our employees, students and communities. We agree with President Biden that getting our young people vaccinated will help make everyone safer on our campus and get us back to normal more quickly,” said Dr. Sylvia Jenkins, Moraine Valley president. “This challenge provides us the perfect avenue to continue that work. We are happy to do our part in helping end this pandemic.”

Over the last few months, the college has sent numerous messages to its faculty, staff and students encouraging them to get vaccinated and sharing information about local vaccination clinics. Moraine Valley’s Wellness coordinator has been a leading champion for the vaccine effort by sharing facts about the vaccine in her communications to employees and organizing vaccine clinics on campus.

The college has hosted two vaccine clinics on its campus, with a third planned for Monday, June 7. While this clinic is mostly for people to receive the second dose of the vaccine, walk-ins for the first dose will be welcome. The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Building M, on the main campus, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills.

For more information about the COVID-19 College Vaccination Challenge visit the White House page online.