Students eligible to receive free COVID-19 vaccinations through UHS, community

August 19, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — University Health Services, a unit of Penn State Student Affairs, is administering free COVID-19 vaccinations for all students in the Student Health Center at University Park, beginning with the first day of fall classes on Aug. 23.

First and second doses of the Moderna vaccine are readily available for Penn State students starting on Monday, Aug. 23, and Tuesday Aug. 24, as well as every Thursday and Friday beginning Sept. 2-3. Appointments are available from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Health Center. Students can schedule an appointment via myUHS.

Penn State students also are eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine at various locations in State College. Centre Volunteers in Medicine is providing free COVID-19 vaccinations for individuals ages 12 and older. First or second doses for all vaccines will be available for walk-in appointments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30 at 2520 Green Tech Drive, Suite D, which is accessible via CATA's W (Valley Vista) bus routeCVS Pharmacy also is administering free Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for walk-in and scheduled appointments. Likewise, Rite Aid is administering walk-in and scheduled appointments for the Moderna vaccine and, at some locations, the Pfizer vaccine. Students can find more vaccine locations via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 Vaccine Finder website.

Penn State is strongly encouraging all community members to get vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as possible and to share their vaccination status with the University. Students at University Park and the Commonwealth Campuses can upload their vaccination records through myUHS. Penn State employees can upload their vaccine information through Salesforce Health Cloud

Additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on the UHS website, and on Penn State’s official coronavirus information website.

Last Updated August 30, 2021