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LTU, Ascension Michigan partner for COVID-19 vaccination clinic for faculty and staff

Release Date: April 22, 2021

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University has partnered with Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield to provide a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for LTU faculty and staff.

Vaccinations will take place April 27 and April 28 at the Southfield Civic Center Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road.

Ascension healthcare staff will administer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine during the clinic. Since this is a two-dose vaccine, faculty and staff will return on May 18 and May 19 for their second dose.

Faculty and staff were invited to get the vaccine in an email from LTU Provost Tarek Sobh, who added: “Stay well, and best wishes as we wrap up the spring semester. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of you for your exceptional efforts throughout this most extraordinary of academic years.”

The university has announced that all students living in LTU residence halls, as well as all student-athletes, will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 prior to the start of the Fall 2021 semester in August. Religious and medical exemptions will be considered.

“Vaccination is the only path forward to victory over this pandemic, and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been shown to be safe and effective in rigorous scientific testing and millions of doses already given,” Sobh said.

Sobh also indicated the clinic was part of LTU’s growing relationship with Ascension Michigan, LTU’s clinical partner in its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, launched in 2017, and its Master of Science in physician assistant studies program, scheduled to launch in the Fall 2022 semester.

“Our strong and increasing relationship with Ascension Michigan puts LTU at the forefront of healthcare education,” Sobh said.

In Michigan, Ascension operates 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 23,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension provided over $311 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in its fiscal year 2020. Serving Michigan for over 140 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., operating 2,600 sites of care—including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities—in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.ascension.org

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers nearly 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, and Engineering. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 11 percent of universities for the salaries of its graduates, and U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.

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