Dose 2 clinics adjusted, Dose 1 clinic planned for March 30
Posted: March 5, 2021
We have two important updates regarding the Gannon-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics through our partners at LECOM.
- The two Dose 2 clinics planned for March 9 and March 16 have been combined into one clinic on March 16.
- A new Dose 1 clinic for about 300 individuals is being planned for March 30 in Gannon’s Waldron Campus Center. The Dose 2 clinic for these individuals will be April 27 at Gannon.
Those due for their second doses on March 9 will receive emails between now and next week with appointment instructions for March 16.
In general, the times of March 9 appointments should be similar to the new appointments on March 16. NOTE: There is very limited ability to accommodate those who might have a conflict on March 16 so please do your best to accommodate the appointment you are given.
The biometric screening scheduled for March 16th will still take place within the WCC/Beyer Hall complex. The exact location has yet to be determined. We realize that some of you are scheduled for a biometric screening on March 16 as well. We will work with you to make sure your scheduled appointments do not conflict.
The delay from March 9 to March 16 should not affect the efficacy of the vaccine. According to CDC, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be administered up to six weeks (42 days) after the first dose. For more on this, go to https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/clinical-considerations.html
As for the new Dose 1 clinic on March 30:
- Gannon still has nearly 300 individuals on our original Phase 1A lists who will have priority to receive these doses if they still need a vaccine.
- The two-part registration process will be enabled at a future date and communicated to those remaining on the Phase 1A list via email.
The vaccination program across Pennsylvania remains fluid, with changes being announced on a near-daily basis. We will alert you via email to any additional changes to our campus-based vaccine efforts as we continue to explore possible ways to accommodate our campus community.
If you have a question or a comment, you can submit it at https://www.gannon.edu/Questions-or-Comments/