Tomorrow, right here at the Mount Nittany Middle School, Centre Volunteers In Medicine are hosting their second vaccine clinic this one with a new goal of 24 injections every five minutes.
“We’re going to be administering 2,400 doses.”
Half of those doses are being given to those who attended CVIM’s first clinic back in the beginning of February and are now receiving their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, and the other half is for wait listed community members who need their first doses.
“We have additional injection volunteers so it should still cover the same amount of time even though were double the number of injections were giving. ”
All recipients are still in group 1a, and organizers say they plan to regulate the vaccine process by color coating cards.
“Those who return for their second dose will have their vaccine card with them and they will receive paperwork the same way they did the last time, the difference now is going to be color coating. Everyone who is on their second dose of the vaccine will receive their particular color either pink or blue, those receiving their first dose will receive the other color pink or blue.”
They say the process will be the same as last time social distancing, mask wearing, and specific time slots for recipients.
“Instead of doing 12 injections every five minutes our goal is to do 24 injections every five minutes.”
In the future CVIM plan to also team up with Penn State to help get more of the surrounding community vaccinated.
“We have been working with PSU with the possibility of doing up to 500 doses up to 3x a week and starting soon and of course with the vaccine availability.”
This clinic is by appointment only. But Wright says CVIM hopes to continue with super vaccine Saturdays as long as vaccine supplies last