COVID-19 Update: September 15, 2021

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

As the highly contagious Delta variant continues to gain ground in our community, we wanted to share information about free 1st and 2nd dose vaccination options in the Helena area.

Medical professionals stress that it is critically important to get your 2nd dose to provide you with the best protection possible against COVID-19 and the Delta variant.

For those of you that received your 1st dose COVID-19 vaccination during arrival day on campus, August 22, you are now eligible for your 2nd dose. For those that received your 1st dose at the on-campus vaccination clinic held this past Monday, September 13, you will be eligible for your 2nd dose beginning October 5th.

There are multiple vaccination opportunities in the Helena community. One of the most convenient for our students is the CVS pharmacy just across Benton Avenue in the Lundy Center. Follow this link for information.

St. Peter’s Health also has a walk-in vaccination clinic – no appointments necessary – at St. Peter’s Health Medical Group – Broadway Clinic, 2550 Broadway St. They are hosting a free, drive-through vaccination clinic this Thursday, September 16, from 5:30-7:00 pm in the parking lot behind their Broadway Clinic. You don’t even need to leave your car! Follow this link for information.

For additional vaccination opportunities in Helena, please visit the Lewis and Clark County vaccine distribution page.

Remember to bring:

  • Photo ID
  • Your insurance card
  • Your CDC vaccination card if it is your 2nd dose

If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, contact your healthcare provider, our Wellness Center, or we can put you in touch with several of our Carroll College Board of Trustee members who are physicians in the Helena community.

“Against the currently dominant Delta variant, 2 is better than 1! This variant is 2 times more transmissible, and may possibly cause more severe illness. Vaccine protection against serious disease and death, specifically with the Pfizer vaccine, is only 31% after 1st dose. After the 2nd dose, it is up to 88%.” ~ Dr. Anne Anglim, St. Peter’s Health Infectious Disease Specialist

Show your halo,

The Marching Forward Team