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, which is normally closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, will be open every day from June 8 through June 14 for one final week of operations.
“This clinic provided both the community, and students and staff at Penn State with the opportunity to get a vaccine in a convenient location,” said PEMA Director Randy Padfield. “The clinic contributed significantly to our overall vaccination efforts in Pennsylvania.”
All vaccine administration from June 8 - 14 will be on a walk-in basis and no appointments will be scheduled. The clinic is open to anyone who wishes to be vaccinated regardless of county of residence.
Dates and hours of operation at the RVC are as follows:
- Tuesday, June 8: 12:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 9: 12:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Thursday, June 10: 12:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday, June 11: 12:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday, June 12: 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, June 13: 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Monday, June 14: 12:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and Moderna vaccine are still available to visitors at the facility. For those who receive a first dose of Moderna during this period, information will be provided for how they can contact a vaccine provider to get their second dose.
As of June 6, 10,046 doses of the two-dose Moderna vaccine and single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been administered at the site, which began operations on April 9.
“Getting vaccinated adds the best protection against this virus making our communities a safer place to go back to the activities we have may missed over the past year,” Acting Secretary Alison Beam said. “We will continue to work with the thousands of vaccine providers across the state to ensure vaccine is available to those who want it. All residents can find the nearest vaccine opportunity to them by visiting vaccines.gov today.”
The Wolf Administration encourages all eligible Pennsylvanians to be vaccinated against COVID-19:
- All Pennsylvanians age 12 and older are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Text your zip code to GETVAX (438829) for English, or VACUNA (822862) for Spanish and receive three possible COVID vaccination sites in your area, with phone numbers to call for an appointment.
- A commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains the current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.
- All of the locations that received vaccine and how much they have received can be found on the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution webpage.
- Vaccine dashboard data can also be found on the website to find more information on the doses administered and showcase demographic information.
- The Unite Against COVID Weekly Update is a round-up of news you can use and answers to your most pressing vaccine questions – delivered directly to your inbox every week.
- Frequently asked questions can be found here.
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 staff operations at the site.
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