• Patients of Mount Nittany Physician Group can schedule an appointment with their primary care provider for first, second, third or booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Please call 814.278.4600 to schedule an appointment. 

    Note: Mount Nittany Physician Group is only offering vaccine appointments to current patients. If you are not a patient of Mount Nittany Physician Group, visit vaccines.gov/search to find other COVID-19 vaccine providers in our region.

  • Individuals 12 and older may receive booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines per the CDC’s latest recommendation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. The CDC recommendations allow for this mix and match dosing for booster shots.

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a third dose of the vaccine is intended for people whose immune systems are moderately to severely compromised and meet the eligibility requirements to improve immunocompromised people’s response to their vaccine primary series. A booster shot is administered when a person has completed their vaccine primary series to enhance or restore protection against COVID-19 which may have decreased over time.

  • On August 23, 2021, after a full review of the scientific data, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccine for those 16 years of age and older. It is no longer under emergency use authorization for adults. The FDA also provided emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech (Cominarty) vaccine  for those aged 5 to 16.

  • Yes. Patients must be referred by their provider. Click here to learn more.
  • Mount Nittany Health currently offers the FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine.

    To find other COVID-19 vaccines in our region, visit vaccines.gov/search.

  • Mount Nittany Health is administering the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone who meets the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s eligibility criteria.

    A parent/guardian must be present at the time of the vaccine being administered to a minor

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you do not have access to soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand rub that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Did you know that singing or humming two rounds of “Happy Birthday” equals 20 seconds?
    • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue away.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    • Stay home if you are sick.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Practice social distancing.
    • Wear a mask.
  • Mount Nittany Health is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for screening patients. If a patient matches the criteria, the health system works with the Department of Health and commercial labs to perform and confirm COVID-19 tests and results.