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Voorhees serves as a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Voorhees College recently hosted a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Leonard E. Dawson Center on campus, where the first dose of the Moderna vaccine was administered to 263 individuals. 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control are the facilitators of the clinic, opening up the opportunity to get vaccinated to the institution’s faculty, staff, students, and surrounding community members upon registration in efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), which has created a nationwide pandemic. 

Nurse Suzanne Williams, director of health services, said it is a wonderful opportunity to have Voorhees College as a vaccination host site, especially being able to have the vaccine available in areas where disparity and low access is prevalent,” Williams said. “I am so excited that our partnership with SC DHEC allows us to continue strengthening our ties and supporting our community by being able to provide this public health service to everyone.” 

Dr. Ronnie Hopkins, interim president, said he encourages all to take the vaccine as it can help save lives. “COVID-19 is a serious situation with more than half a million Americans who have lost their lives and countless others across the globe. The virus has especially affected African-American communities and other communities of color,” Hopkins said. “We are thankful to DHEC for facilitating the vaccination clinics at our very own institution in an effort to save lives.” 

The second clinic will administer the second dose to those individuals on Wednesday, April 21 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

For more information, contact the Office of Communications, at 803-780-1191 or at 

About Voorhees University

Voorhees University, founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright in 1897, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Its mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Voorhees as a #1 best value, #3 in social mobility and #33 among regional colleges in the south in 2022-2023; and #26 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, nationally. Additional information about Voorhees University can be found at


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