May 12, 2021 - Newsletter Issue 007
Return to Campus Update: Wednesday, May 12
May 12, 2021
Dear Loyola Community,
Loyola University Chicago's weekly Return to Campus Update helps keep our community informed as we continue our phased reopening.
This week, learn about the COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Lake Shore Campus, how to upload your vaccine card, and more.
Vaccine Clinic this Week
There is still availability to sign up for a vaccine appointment tomorrow, Thursday, May 13 at the vaccine clinic at the Lake Shore Campus put on in partnership with Empower Health Services. Appointments are available from 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at Mundelein Auditorium (east entrance). Walk-in registration for appointments is available. Click here for vaccine clinic details.
Many members of the Loyola community have already received their vaccine at this clinic. Click here to read the CDC guidelines about what you can do once you're fully vaccinated.
Appointments at Loyola University Medical Center
Vaccine appointments are also now available at Loyola Medicine. If you are an existing LUHS patient, please view the MyLoyola Scheduling COVID Vaccine document for instructions on how to schedule your appointment. If you are a new LUHS patient, please view the Create MyLoyola account document to get started.
Upload Your Vaccination Card
As a reminder, Loyola is requiring all students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the fall 2021 semester. We strongly encourage all faculty and staff to receive the vaccine, as well. Read the announcement.
If you have not already, we encourage you to upload your COVID-19 vaccination card to the Loyola Health function of the Loyola mobile application. Please do not email a copy of your vaccination card. To upload your card, please follow the steps outlined below:
- Open the Loyola mobile app and select the “Loyola Health” function. From there, you will see a login page. Log in using your UVID and password.
- After logging in, select “Upload Vaccination” on the top menu.
- Select the vaccine type (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson), enter the date of your first and/or second doses, and upload your vaccination card.
- After entering all information, click “Submit” to save the vaccination card.
These steps can also be found on the vaccine information page.
After you upload your card, you will be contacted if your upload was approved or not approved. If it is not approved, you will receive an email asking you to check for the most common errors and to upload your vaccination card again. If you have questions from there, we encourage you to reach out to COVID-19support@LUC.edu.
All Private Health Information at Loyola, including your vaccine records, is kept in strict confidence and protected by Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant applications and storage. Learn more.
In The News
- The Chicago Tribune: As of Sunday, Illinois’ seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate was 2.8 percent, the lowest it’s been since March 25, 2021, and hospitalizations are at their lowest since April 15.
- The New York Times: Dr. Anthony Fauci says indoor mask guidance should "start being more liberal" as more Americans get vaccinated.
- The Chicago Tribune: As Illinois reopens, here are five things to know about the need to continue testing and who needs to be tested.
- CNN: The FDA authorizes the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 12 to 15.