While we do not have all the answers, NKU will be offering the COVID-19 vaccine on campus for faculty, staff and students.
We are monitoring the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Draft COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and Updates to develop our distribution protocols and prioritization schedule. You can also go to the new KY Vaccine Survey website to see the different phases and vaccine locations. Please note that Kentucky’s plan will be updated on a regular basis, which might mean that we will have to modify our plan as well. At this point, here is what we know about the COVID-19 vaccination schedule:
We are currently developing a draft plan and a set of protocols for administering and distributing the vaccine in the most efficient manner possible. As the Commonwealth’s plan is updated, or we receive new guidelines and directives from the Biden administration, NKU’s vaccination plan will also evolve. We will share any updates through the Provost’s COVID weekly message. In the meantime, please remember to follow our Norse Nine principles.
Please email the Healthy Workplace Office committee with any questions at HWO@nku.edu.
If you have side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine and are unable to work, you must remain home until the side effects subside. During this time, you may:
Please note: If an employee is absent for more than 7 days, they may be eligible for FMLA.
Vaccination should be offered to persons regardless of history of prior symptomatic or asymptomatic COVID-19 infection. Vaccination of persons with known current COVID-19 infection should be postponed until the person has recovered from the acute illness (if the person had symptoms) and criteria have been met for them to discontinue isolation. Additionally, while there is no recommended minimum interval between infection and vaccination, current evidence suggests that reinfection is uncommon in the 90 days after initial infection. Thus, persons with documented acute COVID-19 infection in the preceding 90 days may delay vaccination until near the end of this period, if desired.
NOTE: For those persons who previously received passive antibody therapy (e.g., Regeneron, Eli Lilly antibody therapy, monoclonal antibodies) for COVID-19: Vaccination should be deferred for at least 90 days afterward.
Source: Team KY Vaccine FAQs
Yes, it is very important to get the influenza vaccine, particularly this season when both influenza viruses and SARS-CoV-2 will infect people.
However, you should not get a flu vaccine at the same time as a Covid-19 vaccine. According to the CDC, Covid-19 vaccines should be given alone with at least 14 days either before or after you get any other vaccines, including a flu vaccine. If you've recently recovered from COVID-19, or any other illness, wait at least 10 days after you are symptom-free to get your flu shot.