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Another milestone: we’ve now put a half million COVID-19 shots in arms

On Wednesday, University Health pharmacists at our Wonderland vaccine center drew the 500,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose as we continue providing life-saving shots to people in our community.

Our Wonderland staff began delivering the initial two-dose series of Pfizer and Moderna shots to the public beginning Jan. 4. On some days earlier this year, we placed as many as 7,800 shots a day in the arms of individuals wanting to avoid illness. Last Friday we began offering select groups a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine. We now look forward to government authorization that will further expand the availability of boosters and allow us to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to children as young as 5 years old.

For University Health, 500,000 is more than a number. It is a recognition that members of our community are stepping forward, making a commitment to help end this pandemic which has taken the lives of too many. It is a reminder that vaccination is still the best way to put this pandemic in the history books and provide the level of safety necessary to restore the many activities we all miss.

It’s also a number that recognizes the steadfast commitment of our healthcare staff who have worked extra hours for many months to make sure the COVID-19 vaccine is available to all members of our community.

While the recent drop in hospitalizations and infected individuals gives us hope, the fight isn’t over. Our Wonderland staff will be loading more syringes and our team will be placing more shots in arms as the vaccinations continue.

Do you still need an initial dose, or are you part of a group eligible for a booster or third shot? Our Wonderland staff can provide those free of charge on a walk-in basis, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on the upper level of the shopping center at 4522 Fredericksburg Rd.

For detailed information about eligibility and all of our locations offering vaccinations visit

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