YSN Prep Helps Building 410 Become COVID-19 Vaccination Site

February 11, 2021

Building 410, located next to Yale School of Nursing (YSN), is now a COVID-19 vaccination site run by Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS). The clinic serves the general public in accordance with CDC and state guidance and injected the first vaccine on January 22. 

The project is rapidly evolving, but currently YNHHS plans to operate seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The West Campus site is part of a larger effort by local authorities and health care providers seeking locations for temporary COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics throughout Connecticut.

Converting Building 410, the last empty building on West Campus, into a temporary vaccination site so quickly was possible in part due to the work done by a YSN team headed by Associate Dean for Finance and Administration Marcia Thomas, EDD, MPH last year, to allow for more study and simulation learning space for YSN students. Meghan Dahlmeyer, Director of Finance and Administration at West Campus, led the campus effort in January to turn the building into a fully-functioning vaccination space at lightning speed.

“We were so happy to see that all of our efforts in the fall to get the space ready for our students, including moving furniture, hanging signage, and placing sanitizer dispensers, have been put to use for the quick turnover toward the mass vaccination effort,” Thomas said. “It hit home in a unique way, considering how our students and faculty have been such a part of the frontline efforts.”

Dean Ann Kurth, ’90 MSN, PhD, CNM, MPH, FAAN welcomes the opportunity to open another front on the fight against the pathogen.

“Like nurses everywhere, YSN faculty, students, and alumni have been engaged in the pandemic since the start,” Kurth said. “More recently, YSN students have been administering COVID-19 vaccinations at the Lanman Center on Yale’s Central campus, and we will continue our support of the West Campus vaccination site.”

Parking at West Campus is plentiful and free. 

For more information on the Connecticut phases of COVID-19 vaccination, visit ct.gov.