A Volunteers in Medicine Center volunteer administers a COVID-19 vaccine during a clinic in March 2021. Photo by Ryan Parsons | forward state
Penn State and Center Volunteers in Medicine are partnership again this month to hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Bryce Jordan Center.
The clinic will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, September 23. Although walk-ins are welcome, appointments are encouraged and can be made on line. First availability will be given to Penn State students, followed by university faculty and staff, and eligible community members.
More than 700 places are available for the clinic, according to its website Registration Form.
The clinic will only offer Pfizer-BioNTech’s bivalent booster, which protects against the original virus strain and its Omicron variant, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Pfizer’s single-dose vaccine is approved for everyone age 12 and older who last received a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least two months ago.
Those attending the clinic must wear a mask inside the Bryce Jordan Center and bring photo ID and their vaccine card. Patients must also sign a consent form and wait inside the arena for approximately 15 minutes after receiving their reminder.
One-hour parking is available at the Bryce Jordan Center in the Jordan East parking lot located east of the arena. ADA-accessible parking is available at the corner of Curtin Road and Commuter Drive, according to the university.
In a statement, Penn State said it “strongly encourages” students and employees to stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines. The university does not require these vaccinations.
CISG is currently scheduled to hold additional booster clinics for community members in September and October at State College Area High School. More information, including a registration form, is available online.