CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) will be administering over 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines to community members Monday and Tuesday at a makeshift vaccine clinic at the Bryce Jordan Center.
All individuals vaccinated during the event were by appointment and all available slots were filled. We’re told the vaccination waitlist is ongoing and another mass vaccination clinic is coming soon.
“We can get about a hundred and fifty vaccines in one day at our clinic. Here, we’re able to do almost six hundred,” said Monica Wright Director of Development at Centre Volunteers in Medicine. “So, it’s one step closer to normalcy. Our hearts are filled with joy that we’re able to offer this to the community. And I know that having talked to recipients of the vaccine inside and throughout the whole process, it’s lifesaving. It really is and really can be.”
Volunteers say doses from missed appointments are not going to waste as they have a list of people in close proximity who will be contacted if there are extra vials at the end of each day.
If you wish to have your name added to the vaccination waitlist, visit cvim.net.
Vaccinations across Pennsylvania are slowly increasing following an announcement by President Joe Biden directing states to make all adults eligible for the coronavirus vaccine by May 1 outlining a plan to get the U.S. ‘closer to normal’ by July 4.
In addition, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced Monday the lifting of some COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants and other businesses, along with increasing gathering limits for events.
Visit our Vaccinate Central Pa page to learn everything you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process in Pennsylvania and stay up to date with the latest news on the vaccine rollout.