MEDIA, Pa. — As of Sept. 7, Penn State Brandywine has released vaccination rates for students and employees at the campus.
At Penn State Brandywine, 85% of full-time employees indicated they are fully vaccinated, including 100% of administrators, 93% of academic personnel (instructors, researchers and faculty) and 76% of nonunion staff.
Among students, 74% of students living on campus uploaded their proof of vaccination, and 55% of students living off campus uploaded their proof of vaccination. The combined rate for all students at Penn State Brandywine is approximately 59%. With more students continuing to upload their proof of vaccination each day, the actual vaccination rates on campus may be higher. However, 41% of the campus’ students have not responded, so the status of those individuals’ vaccination rates is unknown.
“We are very gratified to see such a large percentage of our faculty and staff are vaccinated, and I encourage those who have not yet received the vaccine to do so,” said Brandywine Chancellor Marilyn J. Wells. “We’re also pleased that a majority of our students are fully vaccinated, and we are seeing more and more students upload their proof of vaccination as the semester progresses. We will continue to support all of our students in the vaccination process. This is a critical need for our campus and to promote the health and safety of the entire Penn State Brandywine community.”
Penn State Brandywine has and continues to take a number of steps to support the health and safety of the campus population, including: hosting an on-site vaccination clinic; providing information on local vaccination clinics; and promoting vaccinations on digital signage and social media.
Vaccination data for all Penn State campuses will be available on the COVID-19 dashboard later this month. Penn State’s 20 Commonwealth Campuses across Pennsylvania vary in size and demographics, with some campuses offering residential experiences and others providing for commuter students.
Penn State previously announced that unvaccinated students and employees will be required to submit to weekly testing for COVID-19 throughout the fall semester. Penn State Brandywine students can upload their vaccination records through myUHS. Campus employees can upload their vaccination records through Salesforce Health Cloud.
Penn State Brandywine students who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should seek symptomatic testing via their health care provider or a local provider. Employees who are experiencing symptoms are advised to schedule an appointment with their health care provider.
The University strongly encourages all individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as they are able, if they have not done so already. Throughout the fall semester, vaccines will be made available on or near all Penn State campuses. The CDC’s vaccines.gov website provides a list of nearby providers, including hospitals, doctor’s offices, pharmacies, department stores and grocery stores.
For the latest information about Penn State’s response to COVID-19, visit virusinfo.psu.edu.