Penn State Health has joined the list of providers administering the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible individuals in Centre County.
The Penn State Health Medical Group office at 32 Colonnade Way in Patton Township is serving as a dedicated vaccination site by appointment only. It is one of four new community vaccination locations opened by Penn State Health this week, joining others in Berks, Cumberland and Dauphin counties.
Appointments are currently full and new slots will be opened as vaccine supplies are received. Anyone eligible under Phase 1A of the state’s distribution plan can register online at vaccine-scheduler.pennstatehealth.org or by calling 1-844-774-8883 to be notified when new appointments become available. Long wait times for phone registration should be expected because of high demand.
“Supply is expected to be extremely limited in the coming weeks,” according to a news release.
Individuals eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 1A include all residents 65 and older and those ages 16 to 64 with certain high-risk medical conditions that make them more vulnerable to the virus.
“We are eager to broaden our ability to vaccinate our patients and community members who wish to get it,” Dr. Peter Dillon, chief clinical officer for Penn State Health, said in a release. “We are doing our part to vaccinate as many people as possible, as effectively as possible, and our ability to do that depends on vaccine supply provided by the federal and state governments. We continue to ask the public for patience as we await additional vaccine supply in the weeks and months ahead.”
The Pennsylvania Department of Health lists 14 other registered COVID-19 vaccine providers in Centre County.