Midwestern University's Operation Hope helps spur COVID-19 vaccination effort

  • As part of Operation Hope, over 15,000 vaccination doses have been administered at Midwestern University's Vaccination Centers.

    As part of Operation Hope, over 15,000 vaccination doses have been administered at Midwestern University's Vaccination Centers. Courtesy of Midwestern University

 
 
Updated 5/6/2021 7:47 PM

Midwestern University's Vaccination Centers have administered over 15,000 vaccination doses as part of Operation Hope, Midwestern's community contribution to the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Operation Hope is a cross-campus community effort to provide vaccinations for the Midwestern University community of students, faculty, staff, and their families; University clinic patients; and local businesses and organizations, in conjunction with state health departments of Maricopa County, Arizona, and DuPage County, Illinois.

 

The university received approvals to operate its indoor Points of Distribution (POD) for COVID-19 vaccines in January.

Over 75% of Midwestern University's community of faculty, staff, and students are now fully vaccinated -- defined by being two weeks past the final dose of a single-shot or two-dose COVID-19 vaccine. The convenience and availability of Operation Hope vaccines has helped the University reach this milestone quickly, which has resulted in a steady decrease in reported COVID cases.

"The support of our vaccination centers has been outstanding and this has only been possible because of the support and dedication of all of our Midwestern University faculty, staff, and student volunteers," says Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Midwestern University.

Operation Hope Vaccination Centers remain open at Midwestern University's clinical campuses in Downers Grove, Illinois, and in Glendale, Arizona.

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