Students Line Up for Vaccine

Apr 23, 2021

Campus-based clinic lets students get vaccinated before heading home for summer


Sophomore Alyssa Craig receives her first dose of the COVID vaccine at a free clinic at Cal U's Convocation Center.

Nearly 150 Cal U students visited the Convocation Center April 23 to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination.

Staff from Monongahela Valley Hospital, assisted by student nurses from Community College of Allegheny County, administered the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine to Cal U students, as well as California Borough residents and family members of university employees who registered for appointments.

Under state and federal guidelines, the Pfizer vaccine now can be administered to anyone age 16 and older.

After receiving the injection, each participant left the Convocation Center with an appointment for a second dose three weeks from today. Cal U’s spring semester ends with modified Commencement ceremonies on May 7 and 8, so students will be driving back to campus for the booster.

“We are grateful to Mon Valley Hospital for making these clinics possible,” said interim University President Robert Thorn. “It’s an outstanding example of how we can work together as partners to benefit our neighbors and our campus community.”