Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and Department of Health (DOH) today announced that the Regional Vaccination Clinic (RVC) at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State’s University Park campus in Centre County will resume operations as scheduled on Thursday, May 6, offering both the two-dose Moderna vaccine and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine.
May 6 through 10 will be the final week that the clinic offers the first dose of the two-dose Moderna vaccine. Starting May 13, the clinic will only offer the second dose of Moderna, and the single dose J&J vaccine.
“We encourage anyone who is interested in getting a vaccine to come to the Bryce Jordan Center at any time, whether or not they have made an appointment,” said PEMA Director Randy Padfield. “The option of either the two-dose or single dose vaccine makes it really convenient, especially for students who may be heading back home at the end of the semester.”
“We have made significant progress in the vaccination effort in Pennsylvania,” said Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam. “We have set a goal to get 70 percent of adults vaccinated to lift the state’s masking mandate. There is still time for college students to quickly get vaccinated here before they leave campus.
For students who choose the two-dose vaccine, we have already alerted vaccine providers across the state to be prepared to get you the very important second dose when you get back home.”
Those who go to the RVC from May 6 – 10 will be able to choose between either the two-dose Moderna vaccine or the single-dose J&J vaccine. Anyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccine can make an appointment online or by calling 1-844-545-3450. While appointments are encouraged, walk-ins are also welcome. The clinic is open to everyone, regardless of county of residence.
Dates and hours of operation at the RVC are as follows:
- Thursday, May 6: 12:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday, May 7: 12:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday, May 8: 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, May 9: 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Monday, May 10: 12:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Pennsylvania National Guard (PANG) and AMI Expeditionary Healthcare, LLC, a health organization contracted by PEMA for planning and staffing assistance at commonwealth-established vaccine sites, continue to direct operations and administer doses at the site.
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