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Students, employees inoculated at collaborative on-campus clinic

Penn College and UPMC Susquehanna partnered to offer a by-appointment COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the Field House on Friday, administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to hundreds of students, faculty and staff. (Recipients were automatically registered to receive the other half of the two-dose regimen on May 7.)

– Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor

Wildcat Strong! Kelly A. Williams, a civil engineering technology student from Marion, N.Y. – and a women’s soccer player – celebrates her first “vaccine goal” outside the Field House.
Wildcat Strong! Kelly A. Williams, a civil engineering technology student from Marion, N.Y. – and a women’s soccer player – celebrates her first “vaccine goal” outside the Field House.

Holly N. Shadle, part-time nursing/practical nursing faculty, lends a steady hand to the all-campus effort.
Holly N. Shadle, part-time nursing/practical nursing faculty, lends a steady hand to the all-campus effort.

Showing off a vaccine sticker is Taylor J. Elliott, a welding and fabrication engineering technology major from State College.
Showing off a vaccine sticker is Taylor J. Elliott, a welding and fabrication engineering technology major from State College.

Kendra F. Boell, physician assistant instructor, administers a vaccine to Miguel A. Callado, a construction management student residing in Williamsport.
Kendra F. Boell, physician assistant instructor, administers a vaccine to Miguel A. Callado, a construction management student residing in Williamsport.

Demand for shots and stickers was steady, while those vaccinated (in appropriately distanced seating) count down their required quarter-hour to departure.
Demand for shots and stickers was steady, while those vaccinated (in appropriately distanced seating) count down their required quarter-hour to departure.

Among those welcoming the convenience of an on-campus clinic are Joanna K. Flynn (left), dean of curriculum and instruction, who also kept traffic moving smoothly, and Barb F. DiMarco, assistant professor of mathematics.
Among those welcoming the convenience of an on-campus clinic are Joanna K. Flynn (left), dean of curriculum and instruction, who also kept traffic moving smoothly, and Barb F. DiMarco, assistant professor of mathematics.

Anthony J. Pace (at lower left), dean of academic operations (and one of the Academic Affairs staff tirelessly treading the clinic floor), points out an open vaccination station.
Anthony J. Pace (at lower left), dean of academic operations (and one of the Academic Affairs staff tirelessly treading the clinic floor), points out an open vaccination station.