SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Technical Community College has joined the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge, an effort by the White House and Department of Education to end the pandemic. 

As part of the initiative, the college will launch a clinic on campus each Thursday beginning June 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is to make vaccines easily accessible for the entire college community.

“We are pleased to join the College Vaccine Campus Challenge,” STCC President John Cook said. “We are doing this for every student, faculty, and staff member at our college. STCC is taking the pledge and committing to action. Get the COVID-19 vaccine. Let’s put the pandemic behind us.”

In addition, STCC will offer COVID-19 testing on campus. 

Nearly 600 colleges and universities across the country are participating in the challenge. STCC and other colleges and universities have agreed to take the following steps:

  • Engage every student, faculty, and staff member: Make sure every member of the campus community knows they are eligible for a vaccine and has resources to find one.
  • Organize their college community: Lead the way by identifying champions for vaccine efforts across campus and implementing a plan to get as many members of your college community vaccinated as possible.
  • Deliver vaccine access for all: Meet their community where it is: bring vaccines on-site and make it easy for students, staff, and faculty to get vaccinated this summer.