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Students eligible to receive free COVID-19 vaccinations

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — University Health Services, a unit of Penn State Student Affairs, is administering free COVID-19 vaccinations for all students in the Student Health Center at University Park three days a week.

First and second doses of the Moderna vaccine are readily available for Penn State students every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Health Center. Students can schedule an appointment via myUHS.

Penn State students also are eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine at various locations in State College. Centre Volunteers in Medicine is providing free COVID-19 vaccinations for individuals ages 12 and older. First or second doses for all vaccines are available Monday through Friday at varying times. Centre Volunteers in Medicine is  located at 2520 Green Tech Drive, Suite D, which is accessible via CATA's W (Valley Vista) bus routeCVS Pharmacy also is administering free Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for walk-in and scheduled appointments. Likewise, Rite Aid is administering walk-in and scheduled appointments for the Moderna vaccine and, at some locations, the Pfizer vaccine. Students can find more vaccine locations via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 Vaccine Finder website.

Penn State is strongly encouraging all community members to get vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as possible and to share their vaccination status with the University. Students at University Park and the Commonwealth Campuses can upload their vaccination records through myUHS. Penn State employees can upload their vaccine information through Salesforce Health Cloud.

UHS Senior Director Micah Griffin and University Park Undergraduate Association President Erin Boas will host a discussion on COVID-19 vaccines via Instagram Live at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31. The event can be watched on UHS's Instagram account (@psu_uhs) as well as UPUA's, @upua_psu. More information can be found on the Student Affairs website

Additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on the UHS website, and on Penn State’s official coronavirus information website.

Last Updated August 30, 2021