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DTH Photo Illustration. UNC students will participate in a study over the summer to determine how effective the Moderna vaccine is at reducing COVID-19 transmission.

UNC part of national trial to study Moderna vaccine's impact on COVID-19 transmission

The University will be one of 27 study sites across the nation part of Prevent COVID U — a study that will be offering the Moderna vaccine to over 12,000 college students nationwide. The program hopes to test the transmission rate of COVID-19 among vaccinated individuals with Moderna vaccine.  Over 600 UNC students will be part of the study, which will take place over four months. 

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UNC students paint in the Morrison Art Studio. Arts Everywhere is bringing the Morrison Art Studio online, sending out emails with activity prompts. Photo courtesy of Haley France.

Morrison Art Studio hosts collaborative digital mural for Arts Everywhere Day

“We don’t get a chance to show off our art all the time, we don’t get a chance this year to get on campus and see everybody for Arts Everywhere Day, so we might as well put it somewhere that’s pretty accessible,” Morgan Pestyk, digital marketing assistant for Arts Everywhere, said. “It’s really nice to have that out there and have a place where you can put your art safely.”

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In a step toward normalcy, UNC vaccinates its first students

The University began offering vaccines to students Wednesday at the first on-campus vaccine clinic at the former Wendy's restaurant at the Carolina Student Union. Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bob Blouin, who attended the opening day of the clinic, said the vaccine center will be integral to the University’s return to normalcy. 

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Fourth year pharmacy student Hannah Kim prepares syringes at the end of a day of of vaccinations at the Friday Center on Monday, Mar. 22, 2021.

No vaccine left behind: UNC Health provides surplus COVID-19 vaccines to residents

The vaccination site is currently utilizing an independent Twitter account to notify the Chapel Hill community of excess doses. From Twitter, residents are instructed to call the surplus line, a dedicated phone number used for gathering patient names. The phone line operates on a first-come, first-serve basis, and callers who get through are placed on the vaccine list. 

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