ASU Hosts COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama's Team Members!
- Two-day event's goal is to vaccinate up to 2,000 HMMA team members with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU
"Team built - team strong" is a catch phrase used by the employees of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) and that is just what occurred on March 26 as approximately 1,000 HMMA employees came to Alabama State University for the first day of a two-day COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by the University, which has as its goal to help keep the Hyundai team strong.
ASU President Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr. was on hand to greet the first of the Hyundai employees that came to ASU's Lockhart Gym as part of a partnership secured between the two entities with a goal to vaccinate up to 2,000 HMMA team members with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at ASU's campus clinic on March 26 and March 27. Each HMMA employee will automatically have their second dose appointments scheduled at ASU for Friday, April 16, or Saturday, April 17.
ASU PRESIDENT SAYS IT'S ALL ABOUT 'COMMUNIVERSITY'
"This is an exciting day for both Alabama State University and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama," Ross said to an assembled group of reporters inside the ASU vaccination site.
"Being able to form a partnership with Hyundai that allows ASU to help them keep their employees safe and the outlying community healthy has everything to do with our vision of 'CommUniversity,' as well as achieve our objective of trying to make a positive impact on our community," Ross said. "As an approved Alabama Department of Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Site, ASU is grateful for the opportunity to again be able to assist those within our community fight the pandemic. We also commend Hyundai for doing all it can do to safeguard its team members."
HYUNDAI APPRECIATES ASU'S ASSISTANCE
HMMA director of Administration, Yvette Gilkey-Shuford, shared that the company appreciates ASU stepping up to assist its employees fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The hospitality and progress that we have received from Alabama State University has been awesome," said Gilkey-Shuford. "The progress we are making at ASU's vaccination clinic is going to keep our team members safe and productive. We would like to thank President Ross and his Alabama State University team under the medical guidance of Dr. Davis for their help in making this vaccination clinic happen. This will keep us team built and team strong," she added.
The vaccinations are being administered under the direction of Dr. Joyce Loyd-Davis, ASU’s senior director of Health Services.
"Taking the COVID-19 vaccine is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference as an individual and collectively within the community because when you take the vaccine, the better chance we have of creating a herd immunity, which allows each person vaccinated to both protect themselves and someone else,” said Loyd-Davis.
"Helping Hyundai is of great importance because it helps create a safer community and environment for all of us to work and live within."
Media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.