Update: State Official to Visit Friday Vaccination Clinic

POTTSTOWN PA – Dr. Deb Carrera, executive deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is expected to visit the Pottstown campus of Montgomery County Community College, 101 College Dr., on Friday (Aug. 20, 2021) at 10 a.m. She will help launch the college’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic, and encourage eligible students, college employees, and community residents to get vaccinated.

The clinic is free to attend and open to the public. It will run for five hours, through 3 p.m., in the campus South Hall Community Room. It is co-sponsored by the college, the county Immunization Coalition, Giant Pharmacy, and JBS Foods of Souderton.

MCCC participates as a “Vaccine Champion College” in the COVID College Challenge conducted by the White House and the federal Department of Education. The college is working with other higher education institutions nationwide to prompt students, faculty, staff, and community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Read more about the clinic in a story (below) published Aug. 7 in The Post.

Not Vaccinated Yet? Register for MCCC Aug. 20 Clinic

POTTSTOWN PA – A COVID-19 vaccination clinic specifically scheduled for the Greater Pottstown community is planned for Aug. 20 (2021; Friday) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by Montgomery County Community College and several partners in the college’s South Hall Community Room, 101 College Dr. The vaccinations are free, an accompanying on-site meal is free, and participants also get the chance to win free meat for a family of four for a year.

The college is being joined in the effort by the Montgomery County Immunization Coalition, Giant Pharmacy, and JBS Foods. Registrations for advance appointments are available now online, here.

All who attend will receive a free burger, chips, water, and giveaways, courtesy of JBS Foods. As an added incentive, anyone age 21 or older who gets vaccinated will be entered into a drawing hosted by JBS to win its free meat prize.

Giant Pharmacy will administer the Pfizer vaccine at both locations. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine may also be available, depending on supply availability. For those who receive the Pfizer vaccine, second dose follow-up appointments will be scheduled for three weeks after their first dose. The Pfizer COVID vaccine has received FDA emergency use authorization for individuals age 12 and older.

The college is a participant in the COVID College Challenge being conducted by the White House and the U.S. Department of Education. As a designated “Vaccine Champion College,” MCCC is working with colleges across the nation to encourage students, faculty, staff and community members to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

This event appears on The Posts’ calendar.

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