BY SINDY SALMERON
Cypress College in partnership with the Orange County health care agency will be hosting two
covid-19 vaccine clinics to help students meet the Nov 1 deadline set by the North Orange
County Community College District to be fully vaccinated.
The first clinic was held on Monday, Sept. 27, the second clinic will be held on Monday,
Oct. 18 both clinics will take place from 11 am- 2 pm in rooms 17 and 18 next to parking lot
4. Vaccines will be open to the public on an appointment basis but walk-ins are also welcomed.
“I think it’s great for those who want the vaccine to be able to get it at school,” said Valeria
Viramotes, a student at Cypress College.
Those receiving a vaccine will have the option of being administered the Pfizer -Biotech
vaccine, The Johson & Johson will be available with limited doses and Moderna for a second
According to an email sent by President JoAnna Schillings.
In order to meet the deadline, students must receive the final vaccine dose not later than
October 18. Unvaccinated students will not be allowed to register for On-campus courses for the
spring 2022 semester unless they have an approved exemption.
“I have mixed feelings. It’s not easy to be in favor or against a mandate” said Viramontes with
regards to the mandate.
Students and employees who are fully Vaccinate are required to upload their vaccination
records via my gateway. Those who want to request an exemption due to religious or medical
reasons can do it as well via my gateway.
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