Penn State Great Valley releases vaccination rates for students, employees

MALVERN, Pa. — As of Sept. 7, Penn State Great Valley released vaccination rates for students and employees at the campus. 

At Penn State Great Valley, 95% of full-time employees indicated they are fully vaccinated, including 100% of administrators, 94% of academic personnel (instructors, researchers and faculty) and 96% of nonunion staff.

To date, 66% of Penn State Great Valley students have uploaded their proof of vaccination, the highest percentage of all Commonwealth Campuses. With more students continuing to upload their proof of vaccination each day, the actual vaccination percentage may be higher. 

“We are very gratified to see that such a large percentage of our faculty and staff are vaccinated,” said Great Valley Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer James Nemes. “We appreciate the students who have taken time to upload their proof of vaccination and are seeing more and more students upload their proof of vaccination as the semester gets underway.”

At this time, the overall student campus vaccination rate is equal to Chester County’s overall rate of 66%, but significantly higher than the county’s 25-29 age group, which many Great Valley students are a part of. 

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 providing 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. Penn State Great Valley students can upload their vaccination records through myUHS. Campus employees can upload their vaccination records through Salesforce Health Cloud.

Penn State Great Valley students and employees who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should seek symptomatic testing via a local healthcare 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 website provides a list of nearby providers, including hospitals, doctor’s offices, pharmacies, department stores and grocery stores.

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