MANSFIELD – About 200 students took advantage of Mansfield University’s on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by UPMC Wellsboro on Monday, April 19 at Kelchner Fitness Center.
The clinic provided the first dose of the two-shot Pfizer vaccine to all interested Mansfield University students. The timing of the clinic will allow students to receive both doses of the vaccine prior to the end of the Spring semester, when most students return home for the summer. The clinic was free and optional.
“We’re appreciative of local healthcare partners who brought these important vaccination clinics to the Mansfield campus,” said Dr. Charles Patterson, President of Mansfield University. “Vaccines and other mitigation actions are important in keeping our campus community safe and allowing us to plan for a return to in-person classes and activities for the Fall ‘21 semester.”
A similar on-campus clinic for MU employees and their family members will be hosted by RiteAid on Thursday, April 22 at Decker Gymnasium.
Since rollout of the vaccine began, Mansfield has identified opportunities for students and employees to be vaccinated at clinics in Pennsylvania and New York. Many students and employees were able to take advantage of these clinics prior to the university securing on-campus opportunities. The on-campus clinics provide a convenient option for the campus community and are vital to those with limited transportation options to outside clinics.
More information about Mansfield University’s vaccination clinics is available at mansfield.edu/vaccine.