Edinboro hosting COVID vaccinations in the Dome on Wednesday

Category:  News
Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 at 5:00 PM

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held at the Mike S. Zafirovski Sports and Recreation Arena on Wednesday, May 5, from noon to 8 p.m. Edinboro University’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) initially announced the details via email. 

The clinic, hosted by Walmart and the university, is open to all EU students, employees, and community members that are 16 years old and up. Walmart pharmacists will be administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine along with tartan plaid band-aids, according to the release. Appointments can be made while supplies last by calling 1-800-753-8827 and selecting “OPTION 1.” 

The second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are scheduled for May 26. Attendees who are unable to return to Edinboro for their second dose will have the option to receive their second dose at a different Walmart location. 

According to Jim Dahle, Edinboro’s director of safety and risk management, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will also be available for those who prefer it or who may experience difficulty scheduling their second dose. 

This on-campus clinic will be the first COVID-19 vaccination opportunity hosted by the university, after receiving the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s approval to be a dispensing location.  

“The university is hopeful that our partnership with Walmart will continue to grow to include additional vaccination clinics in the fall,” said Dahle. “The university encourages all students and employees to get the vaccine. The vaccine is one of the best tools to protect yourself, your family, and your friends from COVID-19. As we continue to move forward to a sense of normalcy, please get your vaccine, continue to wear a mask, maintain your distance, and wash your hands.” 

The university has announced that individuals scheduled to receive a vaccine should arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their appointment time. Attendees are instructed to bring photo ID and insurance cards. Parking will be available at the Dome, along with the McComb Fieldhouse and Sox Harrison Stadium parking lots.  

More information on COVID-19 and vaccinations can be found on the PA Department of Health website and the Erie County website. For those who are unable to register for the Edinboro University clinic, there are multiple health providers near the Edinboro area that are also vaccinating individuals, including the Meadville Medical CenterUPMC HamotSaint Vincent HospitalRite AidGiant Eagle, and the LECOM Institute for Successful Aging.

Julia Carden is the Social Media Director for The Spectator. She can be reached at edinboro.spectator@gmail.com.

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