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UVI Launched COVID-19 Vaccination Drive - Don’t Wait. Vaccinate. Protect Yourself & Others From COVID-19

The University of the Virgin Islands launched a COVID-19 vaccination drive for employees on both campuses. This effort was made possible by partnerships with the V.I. Department of Health, VITEMA, Red Hook Family Practice on St. Thomas and Plessen Urgent Care on St. Croix.  

Appointments were made for over 160 employees to receive their vaccinations. UVI President Dr. David Hall and UVI Provost Dr. Camille Mckayle were among the UVI employees to be vaccinated last week. “It is imperative that persons in the community and world make an effort to receive the Coronavirus Vaccine,” said Dr.Hall. “This deadly virus has taken so many lives and changed the very fabric of our existence.”

“The Coronavirus has killed over a million people worldwide. Protect yourself, your family and the people around you by getting vaccinated,” said Nereida Washington, director of Campus Operations on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and COVID-19 Point of Contact for the vaccination effort.

According to the CDC, the COVID-19 vaccine will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic. Vaccines work by training and preparing the body’s natural defenses --- the immune system--- to recognize and fight off the viruses and bacteria they target. Concerned about taking the vaccine? Educate yourself. Visit the World Health Organization and CDC websites for more information.  Vaccines save millions of lives each year and are simple, safe, and effective.

Visit for information on COVID-19 in the Virgin Islands and vaccine providers in the territory.

Don’t Wait. Get vaccinated to protect yourself, those you love and the community from contracting COVID-19.

Contact Washington at if you have any questions.