COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Mount Nittany Health Vaccine Waitlist: click here

COVID-19 Vaccine update - Feb 25, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine update - Feb 12, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine update - Jan 29, 2021


COVID-19 Vaccine update - Feb 19, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine update - Feb 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine update - Jan 22, 2021

Vaccine Updates - 3/8/2021

As the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania continues through Phase 1A of its vaccine rollout plan, it is important to regularly update the community on the local distribution process. These updates are being coordinated by Mount Nittany Health, Centre County Government, and the Borough of State College. The PA Department of Health’s (DOH) website has the most up-to-date information on local vaccination rollout. 

If you're looking for information about where to get a vaccination locally, visit the DOH's Vaccinator Map

The most recent updates include:

Have You Been Fully Vaccinated?

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
  • If it has been less than 2 weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected. Keep taking all prevention steps until you are fully vaccinated

What’s Changed

If you’ve been fully vaccinated:

  • You can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask.
  • You can gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household (for example, visiting with relatives who all live together) without masks, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.
  • However, if you live in a group setting (like a correctional or detention facility or group home) and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still stay away from others for 14 days and get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.

What Hasn’t Changed

For now, if you’ve been fully vaccinated:  You should still take steps to protect yourself and others in many situations, like wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. 

Take these precautions whenever you are:

  • In public
  • Gathering with unvaccinated people from more than one other household
  • Visiting with an unvaccinated person who is at increased risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 or who lives with a person at increased risk
  • You should still avoid medium or large-sized gatherings.
  • You should still delay domestic and international travel. If you do travel, you’ll still need to follow CDC requirements and recommendations.
  • You should still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others.
  • You will still need to follow the guidance at your workplace

The PA DOH is working to ensure that everyone who wants a vaccine, can get it. However, it is important to emphasize to everyone that the vaccine supply for the state is limited and it will take several months before there is adequate supply.

There has been concern about the safety of vaccinations. Currently, three vaccines are authorized and recommended to prevent COVID-19. These vaccines have been approved and are safe and effective in protecting people from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The PA DOH has made information about the safety of the vaccines available on their website.

Vaccine Updates - 3/5/2021

The most recent updates include:

  • The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last weekend authorized the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine for emergency use. Pennsylvania will receive 94,600 doses this week.

Latest Update from PSU (2/19/2021): Penn State prepared to help distribute COVID-19 vaccine, if asked

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — While Penn State has not been named a distribution site for COVID-19 vaccines, the University has made comprehensive plans to assist quickly if asked.

“We’ve offered our assistance to the Pennsylvania Department of Health to help with vaccine distribution and are ready to assist if called upon,” said Penn State President Eric Barron. “We’ve leveraged our considerable expertise in areas such as logistics, information technology, communications and health care — with various Penn State units and academic colleges stepping up — to formulate a robust plan to be prepared if the state looks to the University for further support.  This may provide a valuable option in meeting vaccinating our campus communities, as well as the surrounding communities, if asked.” More information available at https://news.psu.edu/story/647990/2021/02/17/administration/penn-state-prepared-help-distribute-covid-19-vaccine-if-asked.

Where Can I Get Vaccinated?

Wondering if you are eligible for the vaccine? Take the Vaccine Eligibility Quiz.

Currently, Phase 1A includes the following:
  • Long-term care facility residents
  • Health care personnel including, but not limited to:
  • Emergency medical service personnel
  • Nurses
  • Nursing assistants
  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Dental hygienists
  • Chiropractors
  • Therapists
  • Phlebotomists
  • Pharmacists
  • Technicians
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Health professions students and trainees
  • Direct support professionals
  • Clinical personnel in school settings or correctional facilities
  • Contractual HCP not directly employed by the health care facility
  • Persons not directly involved in patient care but potentially exposed to infectious material that can transmit disease among or from health care personnel and patients
  • Persons ages 65 and older
  • Persons ages 16-64 with high-risk conditions:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • COPD
    • Down Syndrome
    • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
    • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
    • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
    • Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
    • Pregnancy
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Smoking
    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is working to ensure all enrolled vaccine providers have information publicly available for those currently eligible to be vaccinated. This map will be updated as more locations receive vaccines. Click on a marker to see details on vaccination locations. Green dots indicate a facility has received the vaccine and may have vaccine availability and red dots indicate a facility does not have vaccine available.

LAUNCH MAP

Pennsylvania hospitals began receiving shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 14 and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 21. Please note that this does include vaccine administration through the CVS as part of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership. Vaccination numbers for Pennsylvania do not include Philadelphia, which is its own jurisdiction, or federal facilities, which are working directly with the federal government.

A spreadsheet of facilities that have received the vaccine can be found here.

Vaccine dashboard data can also be found on the website.

All of the locations that received the vaccine and how much they have received can be found on the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution webpage.

A commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains the current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

The PA Department of Health’s (DOH) website has the most up to date information on local vaccination rollout.