Wilkes University


COVID Faculty/Staff Vaccination Clinics Coming to Campus on April 15 and April 21

Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced an expansion of the Commonwealth’s vaccination program.

As of April 5, individuals in phase 1B of Pennsylvania’s plan, which includes individuals working in higher education, can arrange their vaccination appointments.

Furthermore, all individuals age 16 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine as of April 19.

This is exciting news in helping to provide additional protection to members of our campus community.

Thanks to the Wilkes-Barre Health Department, we are writing to you today with two opportunities for our faculty and staff to receive vaccinations.

Vaccination clinics will be held on campus for Wilkes employees on the following days and times:

  • 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday, April 15
  • 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21 

Click here to sign up.

We anticipate that appointments will fill quickly.

In order to make unclaimed appointments available to others who need them, you must secure your appointment by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 8.

Both clinics will be held in the McHale Athletic Center and are administered by the Wilkes-Barre Health Department. Approximately 500 appointments are available for Wilkes faculty and staff across these two days.

We are incredibly fortunate to have this available to us and want to thank the Wilkes-Barre Health Department for their assistance. As you know, Wilkes has been hosting their community clinics since the beginning of the calendar year. Their help in vaccinating members of our campus community is a wonderful gesture of appreciation and support.

With that being said, if you have the opportunity to get vaccinated earlier and through another provider, please take it. 

Relatedly, if you receive the vaccine through another provider after signing up for a Wilkes appointment, contact the Wilkes-Barre Health Department at 570-208-4268 to cancel your appointment and make it available to others on campus.

All full- and part-time faculty and staff are eligible. Appointments are only for Wilkes faculty and staff at this time.

We will continue to work closely with our local and state departments of health on offering immunization opportunities to students in the weeks to come.

If you have already received your vaccine, please remember to upload that information here so that we can continue to assess the needs of our campus community.