Pennsylvania’s acting Physician General, Doctor Denise Johnson, made the trip to University Park to the Bryce Jordan Center for a tour of the Vaccination Site on Monday. In her ensuing media availability, she stressed the importance of getting past any hesitancy of getting a vaccine, and encouraged consulting with Health Professionals for any questions.
Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson saying: “So, I think if you have concerns about getting it, concerns that people have are varied, so if it’s information that they need, um, speak to your Doctor. Your Doctor should be a good source of information for you, or another Healthcare Worker.” In addition to those remarks, she also addressed the need for College Students to get vaccinated, and that she feels young people at the moment do not have the necessary desire they should to get a shot. Dr. Johnson adding: “I think that, um, many young people don’t see the urgency, they don’t think that they’re going to get sick, um, and if they get sick, they don’t think they’re going to be hospitalized or have long term consequences, and that’s just not true.”
Doctor Johnson reiterated the importance of Students getting the first of a two dose vaccine as soon as possible, because dialogue is advancing Nationwide for Students to be able to get their second dose when they return to their homes this Summer. Dr. Johnston adding: “If you’re getting a two dose vaccine, get that first dose as soon as you can, and if you need to leave, you can get that second dose wherever you go. Um, and that’s; we’ve really been elevating that conversation, and that’s been happening nationwide, to make sure that, um, college students don’t wait, and that providers are receptive to giving that second dose even if they didn’t give the first.”