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Pitt CoVax Expands Hours, Services

A vaccine bottle on a table with a blue gloved hand holding a syringe in the background

If you were waiting for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) stamp of approval to get vaccinated against COVID-19, you’re in luck: Pitt’s vaccination clinic carries the newly approved Pfizer vaccine, and its hours have expanded to daily operations. See the schedule.

“The FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer vaccine should continue to give people confidence in vaccinations as a safe and effective tool in the fight against this public health crisis,” said Melissa McGivney, co-director of the COVID-19 Medical Response Office, associate dean for community partnerships and professor of pharmacy and therapeutics in Pitt’s School of Pharmacy.

And the clinic offers much more than just vaccines. They’re also planning flu clinics this fall, the first of which will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center. Another will be held during the HealthyU Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the William Pitt Union.

“Keeping healthy this fall includes receiving your flu vaccine. Like COVID, flu is a virus and readily passes from person to person,” McGivney said. “As we get back to in-person events, it’s important to protect yourself from the flu by receiving a flu vaccine. The Pitt CoVax Vaccination Center will have flu vaccine available starting in early September.”