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University offering tư vấn, facilities lớn the state as part of vaccination effort for Pennsylvanians

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency & Pennsylvania Department of Health will open a Regional Vaccination Clinic on Friday (April 9) inside the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State’s University Park campus.Image: Penn State Health

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — For eligible Pennsylvanians interested in signing up for a COVID-19 vaccine, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and Pennsylvania Department of Health announced today (April 7) that a Regional Vaccination Clinic (RVC) will open Friday (April 9) inside the Bryce Jordan Center (BJC) on Penn State’s University Park campus.

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The Pennsylvania National Guard và AXiaoMi MI Expeditionary Healthcare, LLC, a health organization contracted by PEMA for planning và staffing assistance at commonwealth-established vaccine sites, will direct operations and administer doses at the site. The clinic will operate eight hours a day for five days a week, initially administering 600 doses of vaccine each day.

The site will open khổng lồ administer vaccines at noon on Friday, with appointments available on April 9, 10, 11, và 12. Beginning April 15, the hours of operation will be noon khổng lồ 8 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays and 9 a.m. to lớn 5 p.m. on Saturdays & Sundays. The clinic will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The vaccination site is open khổng lồ anyone who is eligible khổng lồ receive a COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of county of residence, including eligible students from out of state. 

Appointments are required and can be made online or by calling 1-844-545-3450.

Penn State will provide facility space, additional support staff và security và complimentary on-site parking at the BJC for those getting immunized.

“We are so pleased to be able to partner with the state on this important public health effort to lớn tư vấn community health và vaccinate Pennsylvanians across the Commonwealth,” said Zachồng Moore, vice president for Government and Community Relations at Penn State. “We will offer the resources of our University in any way that is helpful as we continue to strive sầu to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in our communities.”

The Pennsylvania Department of Health recently announced the dates for phases 1B, 1C và 2 of the commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution program and Penn State is strongly encouraging all students, faculty & staff khổng lồ sign up khổng lồ get a vaccine as soon as they are eligible khổng lồ receive sầu one.

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Phase 1B, which includes a large proportion of Penn State employees và student workers, opened on April 5; Phase 1C will open on April 12; và Phase 2, which extends vaccine eligibility to all Pennsylvanians age 16 or older, will begin on April 19.

Included in Phase 1B are faculty & staff members who are in liên hệ with students as a condition of their employment & both undergraduate và graduate students who are in liên hệ with other students while providing instructional, health-related or other services (including residence life) on behalf of the University.

Phase 1C extends eligibility to lớn essential workers in several sectors, including energy, information technology, & transportation.

Individuals can use the Department of Health’s Your Turn tool lớn determine when they are eligible lớn receive sầu a vaccine. The Department of Health website also features a map of vaccine providers, which includes hospitals, urgent care centers, doctor’s offices & pharmacies. Several pharmacies, Mount Nittany Medical Center and Centre Volunteers in Medicine are administering vaccines in the Centre Region.

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For more information on current vaccine eligibility & distribution, visit Pennsylvania’s vaccine website. The latest vaccination information for University community members is available on Penn State’s virut information website.

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