DMC offering potential and current students on-campus vaccination clinics throughout month starting Aug. 14
Required Meningitis shot and other vaccines available; Aug. 14, 21, 24 and 25 clinics to offer COVID-19 vaccine
Article by Melinda Eddleman
(Updated Aug. 10)
Need to get vaccinated before the fall semester starts at Del Mar College (DMC)? Whether current or potential students need the required Meningitis shot or other vaccines, including vaccination for COVID-19, the College has partnered with the South Texas Family Planning & Health Corporation to offer on-campus vaccination clinics during August before it’s time to hit the books.
Fall credit classes begin Aug. 30.
All vaccination clinics are in the Harvin Student Center on the DMC East Campus (Ayers and Baldwin). Look for signage for room locations, which can vary by date.
These clinics will offer Meningitis, TDaP, Hepatitis A&B and HPV vaccines. The COVID-19 vaccine is available on Aug. 14, 21, 24 and 25. Clinic scheduling is as follows:
- Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (all vaccines including COVID-19)
- Saturday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (all vaccines including COVID-19)
- Tuesday, Aug. 24, from 3 to 7 p.m. (all vaccines including COVID-19)
- Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (all vaccines including COVID-19)
- Saturday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (all vaccines EXCEPT COVID-19)
All vaccines are FREE!
While not required, the College strongly encourages current and prospective students to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Meningitis vaccines ARE REQUIRED for all new students age 21 or younger as mandated by Texas Senate Bill 62. Visit the College’s Meningitis Vaccine page for more details.
**UPDATE: DMC has been informed by staff with the South Texas Family Planning & Health Corporation that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has updated the efficacy of administering the COVID-19 vaccine with other vaccines. The CDC’s guidance is available at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/clinical-considerations/covid-19-vaccines-us.html under the heading “Coadministration with other vaccines.” The STFPHC now follows guidance from the CDC when administering vaccines, therefore they are now able to provide COVID-19 vaccines at the same time as other vaccines. During the Aug. 14, 21, 24 and 25 clinics, participants can receive the COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines the same day.
Have questions? Email the DMC Student Enrollment Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 698-1290.
Information about fall registration is available at www.delmar.edu/current-students/registration/index.html. The College is currently in Phase 3 of its Return-to-Campus Plan.
Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.