UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and Pennsylvania Department of Health Regional Vaccination Clinic, located inside the Bryce Jordan Center (BJC) on Penn State’s University Park campus, will resume operations Thursday (April 29) and will offer individuals the choice between either the Johnson & Johnson or Moderna vaccines.
The vaccination site is open to all individuals age 18 and above, regardless of county of residence and including students from out of state. The clinic’s hours of operation are noon to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The clinic is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Individuals can make an appointment online or by calling 1-844-545-3450. While appointments are encouraged, drop-ins are also welcome.
“This is a great opportunity for our students, faculty, staff and the local community,” said Kelly Wolgast, director of the COVID-19 Operations Control Center. “Most notably, by offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, students have a one-and-done option to conveniently get immunized before they leave State College for the summer. I’m also grateful for the new drop-in capability because I believe it will enable more individuals in our community to receive vaccines, which is a vital component of our summer and fall plans for increased in-person classes, work and other activities.”
The Pennsylvania National Guard and AMI Expeditionary Healthcare, LLC, a health organization contracted by PEMA for planning and staffing assistance at commonwealth-established vaccine sites, will continue directing operations and administering doses at the site.
Penn State is strongly encouraging all students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as they are able to do so. The Department of Health website features a map of vaccine providers, which includes hospitals, urgent care centers, doctor’s offices and pharmacies. Several pharmacies, Mount Nittany Medical Center and Centre Volunteers in Medicine are also administering vaccines in the Centre Region.
For more information on vaccine distribution, visit Pennsylvania’s vaccine website. The latest vaccination information for University community members is available on Penn State’s virus information website.
Answers to questions regarding the clinic can be found online or by calling 1-844-545-3450.