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Centre Volunteers In Medicine To Host Mass Vaccination Clinic Saturday

A COVID-19 vaccination site at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021.
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Centre Volunteers in Medicine will host one of Centre County’s first COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics on Saturday. The organization plans to vaccinate 1,200 people during the event at Mount Nittany Middle School.

All appointments have been filled for CVIM’s Super Saturday COVID vaccine clinic, which will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CVIM Director of Development Monica Wright said over 6,000 people tried to register for the event, but only 1,200 vaccines are available.

“It is absolutely by appointment only — I can’t stress that enough. In addition to the 1,200 group of people coming in throughout the day, we can’t have additional people coming in," Wright said.

Wright said they’ll hold a second vaccine clinic on Feb. 27 to give Saturday’s group their second dose. She said CVIM could open that event to more people depending on the supply of vaccines they receive.

Wright said CVIM has on-site vaccine clinics on Mondays and Fridays where 150 doses of the Moderna vaccine are administered on each day.

“The whole goal is just to get everyone vaccinated, bottom line, period," Wright said.

Wright encourages people eligible for Phase 1A to sign up for waiting lists with multiple providers.

Registration for CVIM’s vaccine waitlist can be found at cvim.net.

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