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    COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Held on Campus

    University of Scranton student nurse Amanda Ring of Bridgewater, New Jersey, administers a Pfizer vaccine to Ian Smith, a marketing major from North Wales, at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic held on campus.
    April 28, 2021

    The University of Scranton’s partnered with Hometown Healthcare of NEPA to hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for students, faculty and staff in the Byron Recreation Complex on April 23. In addition to members of the University community, spouses and children who 16 or older of faculty and staff, and students from Scranton Preparatory School aged 16 or older, also received their first doses of the Pfizer vaccine at the clinic. In total, 969 people were vaccinated at the clinic.

    Participants will receive the second dose of the vaccine at a clinic on campus scheduled for Friday, May 14.

    The University’s Center for Health Education and Wellness (CHEW) worked with Hometown Healthcare of NEPA to arrange the clinic. In addition to staff members of CHEW, 52 students, faculty and staff volunteered at the clinic, including 16 students enrolled in the University’s nursing program who helped to administer the vaccinations.

    As part of the University’s Royals Safe Together Plan, students who are fully vaccinated are asked to upload their vaccine information through the student health portal. Based on vaccination documents submitted, a student survey and participation in the campus vaccine clinic last week, the University estimates that more than 2,500 students have already received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination.

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