Abington, Pa. — As of Sept. 7, Penn State Abington released vaccination rates for students and employees at the campus.
At Abington, 90% of full-time employees indicated they are fully vaccinated, including 100% of administrators, 94% of academic personnel (instructors, researchers, and faculty) and 84% of nonunion staff.
Among students, 74% of students living on campus uploaded their proof of vaccination, and 55% of students living off campus uploaded their proof of vaccination. The combined rate for all students at Penn State Abington is approximately 57%. With more students continuing to upload their proof of vaccination each day, the actual vaccination rates on campus may be higher. However, 43% of the campus’ students have not responded so the status of those individuals’ vaccination rates is unknown.
“We are gratified to see such a large percentage of our faculty and staff are vaccinated,” said Abington Chancellor Margo DelliCarpini. “We are seeing more and more students upload their proof of vaccination as the semester gets underway and will be working to support all of our students in the vaccination process. I encourage those who have not yet received the vaccine to do so. This is a critical need for our campus and to promote the health and safety of the entire Penn State Abington community.”
Abington has and continues to take a number of steps to support the health and safety of the campus population, including providing information on local vaccination clinics and promoting vaccinations on digital signage and social media.
Vaccination data for all Penn State campuses will be available on the COVID-19 dashboard later this month. Penn State’s 20 Commonwealth Campuses across Pennsylvania vary in size and demographics, with some campuses offering residential experiences while others provide for commuter students.
Penn State previously announced that unvaccinated students and employees will be required to submit to weekly testing for COVID-19 throughout the fall semester. Abington students can upload their vaccination records through myUHS. Campus employees can upload their vaccination records through Salesforce Health Cloud.
Penn State Abington students who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms can contact the campus health center for testing assistance and seek symptomatic testing via their health care provider. Employees who are experiencing symptoms are advised to schedule an appointment with their health care provider.
The University strongly encourages all individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as they are able, if they have not done so already. Throughout the fall semester, vaccines will be made available on or near all Penn State campuses. The CDC’s vaccines.gov website provides a list of nearby providers, including hospitals, doctor’s offices, pharmacies, department stores and grocery stores.
For the latest information about Penn State’s response to COVID-19, visit virusinfo.psu.edu.
About Penn State Abington
Penn State Abington provides an affordable, accessible and high-impact education resulting in the success of a diverse student body. It is committed to student success through innovative approaches to 21st-century public higher education within a world-class research university. With about 3,700 students, Penn State Abington is a residential campus that offers baccalaureate degrees in 23 majors, undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics, and more.