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Being vaccinated is the bee's knees, my friends. It was an easy and quick process, and even though I felt pretty cruddy for 24 hours after each one, lots of other folks have no side effects at all. I had side effects mostly because I had COVID-19 back in November, so my response was a little harder to deal with. But I'd do it again for the awesome feeling of freedom and relief I have post-vaccination.

Now, the darling vectors, I mean students, at Texas Tech have an easy opportunity to get vaccinated on campus. As a Tech student myself, I'm allowed to call us vectors, because, let's be honest, it's almost impossible to keep a college student in one place for very long. And many of these kids will go home to other parts of the country for summer break, so it's important that they are protected and aren't spreading anything around.

Students and Lubbock residents over 18 can register for the campus clinic. This will be the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Here are the important dates, times, and scheduling information from United Supermarket's Press Release:

United Supermarkets will host a COVID–19 vaccination clinic in Lubbock, Texas, on Thursday, April 8, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at United Supermarkets Arena, 1709 Indiana Ave., in the City Bank Room, for anyone 18 and older.

All Texas adults over the age of 18 are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and there is no charge to the patient for the vaccine. This clinic will include the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Clinics will continue at United Supermarkets Arena throughout the month of April on Thursdays .

Students and Lubbock residents interested in receiving the vaccine at the clinic should visit the scheduling link below. Guests without internet access can call 866-277-2843 to make an appointment. The clinic will offer walk-in appointments as vaccine supplies allow. Those wishing to receive a vaccine at the clinic will need to fill out a consent form prior to or upon arrival at the clinic.


The United Family pharmacies have already administered more than 69,000 COVID-19 vaccines and are committed to continuing efforts to improve the health and safety of guests in its communities.

For more information about COVID-19 and vaccine guidance, please refer to this CDC site.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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