STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Mississippi State University (MSU) announced on Tuesday that it is preparing a plan to be in place if the university received vaccines for the Bulldog community.
Brent Crocker is the emergency manager at MSU and helped put together the plan by the university.
“This is something that we feel is important because we want to vaccinate our community as quickly as possible," he said. "We want to protect the people of Mississippi State University.”
Crocker said the university deemed the Longest Student Health Center to be the best place to house a drive-through vaccination site.
The university will provide vaccines from 9 A.M. until 4 P.M. Monday - Friday if it gets enough doses.
Crocker believes this access to students, faculty, and staff would also provide support to county vaccination sites.
“It would help pull a lot of burden off of them," said Crocker. "Instead of the employees of Mississippi State needing to register and use that facility, they would be able to take care of it here on campus.”
MSU teamed up with its IT department to create a website that will allow the MSU community to register for vaccines.
With all this work and planning, Crocker said its all worth it if it allows the university to be prepared.
“We want to make sure that the University is prepared as possible so that if vaccines become available to the university, we have a way of helping increase those number of vaccinations by taking care of the Mississippi State University community,” Crocker said.