Gannon vaccine clinic canceled


Michael Guido, News Editor

Gannon University has announced that its planned COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled. 

The announcement, sent in an email by Doug Oathout, chief of staff and director of marketing and communications for Gannon, said that future “Dose 1 clinics” that had been planned for March 23 and beyond were being suspended due to the vaccine program operated by Gannon partners LECOM and the Erie County Department of Health being moved to the Bayfront Convention Center.  

Members of the Gannon community who already received their first doses of the vaccine at either the Feb. 9 or Feb. 16 clinics will still get the second dose on campus either on March 9 or March 16.  

Oathout said in the email that the situation continues to evolve and that difficulties have arisen due to the supply shortage of the vaccine.  

As soon as we have more information to share we will do so,” Oathout said.  

Oathout said further that the university was grateful for the continued composure of the Gannon community.  

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we navigate this uncharted situation to do our best in keeping our campus community safe and healthy,” Oathout said.  

Gannon has faced recent hurdles in administering the vaccine due to the fluidity of the vaccine supply and issues with dissemination of the vaccine.  

Gannon so far has been able to administer the vaccine to all of its frontline workers, which include campus police officers, COVID-19 testing staff, nurses and some custodians.  

In an effort to quickly administer the vaccine, Gannon has partnered with local institutions such as LECOM, Saint Vincent Hospital and UPMC Hamot.


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