Cresson, Pa. – Starting Monday, January 18, Mount Aloysius College nursing and health science students working in a clinical setting are being vaccinated for COVID-19 in coordination with several local hospitals. Health professions students and trainees and part of the current phase, 1A, of the Pennsylvania’s vaccine rollout.

The majority of MAC clinical students are being vaccinated at UPMC Altoona and Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Some students will be vaccinated at other regional hospitals.

“We are very thankful for the support of UPMC Altoona and Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in getting the majority of our clinical students vaccinated. More than 50 percent of our students are health science students, and their clinical experiences play a large role in developing as nurses and allied health professionals,” said John McKeegan, president of Mount Aloysius College. “We are also grateful for the support of so many other local health facilities who are assisting us. We are blessed to have these local partnerships.”

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