Penn State Greater Allegheny releases vaccination rates for students, employees

September 09, 2021

McKEESPORT, Pa. — As of Sept. 8, Penn State Greater Allegheny released vaccination rates for students and employees at the campus. At Penn State Greater Allegheny, 79% of full-time employees indicated they are fully vaccinated, including 100% of administrators, 90% of academic personnel (instructors, researchers and faculty) and 72% of nonunion staff.

Among students, 65% of students living on campus uploaded their proof of vaccination, and 54% of students living off campus uploaded their proof of vaccination. The combined rate for all students at Penn State Greater Allegheny is approximately 57%. With more students continuing to upload their proof of vaccination each day, the actual vaccination rates on campus may be higher. 

“The health and safety of the entire Penn State Greater Allegheny community is critically important,” said Jacqueline Edmondson, chancellor and chief academic officer.  “I am pleased to see our faculty, staff and students getting vaccinated and sharing their status with the university. As the semester progresses, we are seeing more students upload their proof of vaccination.  We will work to support all of our students in the vaccination process.”

Penn State Greater Allegheny has taken and continues to take several steps to support the health and safety of the campus population, including providing information on local vaccination clinics and sites.

Vaccination data for all Penn State campuses will be available on the COVID-19 dashboard later this month. Penn State’s 20 Commonwealth Campuses across Pennsylvania vary in size and demographics, with some campuses offering residential experiences while others providing for commuter students. 

Penn State previously announced that unvaccinated students and employees will be required to submit to weekly testing for COVID-19 throughout the fall semester. Penn State Greater Allegheny students can upload their vaccination records through myUHS. Campus employees can upload their vaccination records through Salesforce Health Cloud.

Voluntary and symptomatic testing is available at Penn State Greater Allegheny. 

Penn State Greater Allegheny students who seek a voluntary test can order it through the mail via the Vault Health mail-in test kit process. 

Students who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should seek symptomatic testing via the Campus Nurse, Jennifer Ross at jur396@psu.edu412-675-9490, or through a local provider. 

Employees who are experiencing symptoms are advised to schedule an appointment with their health care provider.

The University strongly encourages all individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as they are able if they have not done so already. Throughout the fall semester, vaccines will be made available on or near all Penn State campuses. The CDC’s vaccines.gov website provides a list of nearby providers, including hospitals, doctor’s offices, pharmacies, department stores and grocery stores.

For the latest information about Penn State’s response to COVID-19, visit virusinfo.psu.edu

 

 

 

Last Updated September 15, 2021