Some notable Calhoun County’s parish partners really want more young people to be vaccinated against COVID-19. As part of a vaccination program with the county health department, Albion College is offering a year of tuition to a middle- or senior-school student who is completing the vaccination at one of the three upcoming public clinics.
This is not a small gift. The college lists tuition fees for only the next two semesters at approximately $ 53,000. Students interested in this should check all the details in advance. We have posted information links on our website at 95 3 wbck.com.
Calhoun County’s Public Health Officer Eric Pessel says it’s a great way to get public partners to work together for the common good. Pessel tells us that he is very concerned that schools and colleges will resume classes this fall without vaccinating young people in particular against the virus. Falling back after some big gains this year would be a terrible setback, he says.
The three tuition fee-free qualification seminars are for Saturday, December 26th.the at Albion College. Monday the 28ththe at the Battle Creek Family YMCA. And Tuesday the 29ththe at Marshall High School.
All three clinics offer the Pfizer vaccine for people 12 years and older or the single-dose J&J vaccine for older recipients. Clinical appointments for the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine are set for next month. Some additional prizes are also given by attending the vaccination clinics and this information is also included in the information links that we have posted on our website.