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Pitt adds 13 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday, announces Wednesday vaccine clinic

Pitt adds 13 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday, announces Wednesday vaccine clinic

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor April 20, 2021
Pitt added 13 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 12 students and one employee, between last Friday and Monday, with 37 students currently in isolation.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said the University’s fall plans are dependent on continued availability of the vaccine across the country. 

Pitt administers more than 10k vaccines with community partners

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor March 26, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that the University has reached a vaccine milestone, with more than 10,000 vaccines provided in coordination with the Allegheny County Health Department.
Pitt adds 8 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday, detects UK variant on campus

Pitt adds 8 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday, detects UK variant on campus

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor March 23, 2021
Pitt added eight new COVID-19 cases, composed of six students and two employees, between last Friday and Monday, with 39 students currently in isolation.
Catherine Pressimone, a rising third-year medical student and cofounder of Pitt Influenzers, said she founded the club based on three areas she felt needed more attention and awareness from the people, with one of their primary initiatives being to pass legislation that allows dentists to administer COVID-19 and Influenza vaccines.

Pitt ‘Influenzers’ push for legislation to allow dentists to administer vaccines

By Punya Bhasin, Staff Writer March 5, 2021
Pitt Influenzers, a new student organization, is going viral as it works to spread information about vaccinations.
Chandrima Saha and a few pharmacy school peers administered COVID-19 vaccines to senior citizens on Feb. 5 and Feb. 6.

Pharmacy students deliver COVID-19 vaccines to Homewood, Hill District residents

By Punya Bhasin, Staff Writer February 24, 2021
Pitt’s School of Pharmacy took second-year students to the Hill District and Homewood to administer over 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines to senior citizens on Feb. 5 and Feb. 6.
Pitt adds 15 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

Pitt adds 15 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 19, 2021
Pitt added 15 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 13 students and two employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 24 students currently in isolation. The University’s previous case report, covering last Friday to Monday, included 15 cases.
Melissa McGivney, the associate dean for community partnerships at the School of Pharmacy, discussed Pitt’s vaccination efforts at Wednesday afternoon’s Senate Council meeting hosted via Zoom. Other officials addressed COVID-19 on campus and Pitt’s uncertain budget outlook at the meeting.

Pitt approved as vaccine provider, unsure when vaccine supply will arrive

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 19, 2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has approved Pitt as a vaccine provider, but the University remains unsure about when it will receive doses to distribute, according to Pitt officials.
A group of Pitt students launched VaccinatePA, a website that crowdsources vaccine availability data in Pennsylvania.

Pitt students help community navigate COVID-19 vaccine appointments

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer February 17, 2021
A group of Pitt students teamed up to launch vaccinatepa.org, a website that crowdsources vaccine availability data in Pennsylvania to allow people to find out where they can get a vaccine appointment more easily.
Dr. Moore is a professor of microbiology and molecular genetics who helped to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine with 20 other voting members.

Pitt doctor helped review, approve Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

By Rashi Ranjan, Senior Staff Writer February 17, 2021
Armed with a 100-page packet of data, Dr. Patrick Moore helped evaluate the safety and efficacy of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for the United States — in just four days.
Pitt held a vaccination clinic with the Allegheny Health Department Thursday to vaccinate around 800 healthcare workers, including Pitt students, in the 1A priority group.

Pete transformed into vaccination site to administer shots to around 800 health care personnel, students

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor January 28, 2021
The Petersen Events Center, a complex usually associated with Pitt athletics and working out, can now add vaccine administration to its list of uses.
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