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Walk-Ins Now Welcome At Bryce Jordan Center’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

The Bryce Jordan Center’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic is now open to walk-in patients as Pennsylvania seeks to expand its vaccine rollout across the state.

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Department of Health, which run the site, said Wednesday that the clinic will also now administer both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, which require two and one doses, respectively. The latter was once put on pause earlier this month following national concerns over a few cases of severe and unusual blood clotting in female patients.

Alison Beam, Pennsylvania’s acting Secretary of Health, said in a statement that both vaccines offered at the BJC are safe for residents to take.

“Both the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines being offered at the Bryce Jordan Center are safe and effective against the COVID-19 virus,” Beam said. “The safety procedures built into the vaccination process are working and should instill confidence in these vaccines. Getting vaccinated is the best way forward to protect you, your loved ones, and neighbors from the virus and get back to your life and the things you may have missed over this past year.”

PEMA Director Randy Padfield said expanding the site’s capabilities should help Centre County residents get vaccinated more efficiently.

“Our goal is to make it as convenient as possible for anyone who wants to get vaccinated by offering both Moderna and J&J and not requiring an appointment,” Padfield said in a statement. “I would encourage anyone in Centre County and the surrounding area to take advantage of this opportunity to make an appointment or walk in to get their vaccine.”

The site, which is open weekly from Thursday through Monday, will reopen on April 29. You can make an appointment by heading online, calling 1-844-545-3450, or simply walking in while the clinic is open.

This week’s clinic hours are as follows:

  • Thursday, April 29: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, April 30: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 1: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 2: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, May 3: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The BJC’s clinic is open to everyone, regardless of county of residence, PEMA said.

Earlier Wednesday, Penn State encouraged students to get vaccinated and said it’s considering implementing new privileges for those who prove their immunization. The university suggested quarantine exemptions as a potential policy change for fully immunized students.

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By day, Matt is a senior majoring in journalism. By night, he's Onward State's managing editor. He's a huge Philadelphia sports fan, fantasy football lover, and washed-up drummer hailing from Collegeville, Pa. The quickest way to his heart is Margherita pizza and "Arrested Development" quotes. Follow him on Twitter @mattdisanto_ if you hate yourself or email Matt at [email protected] if you hate him.

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