By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Some students and faculty at Carlow University got their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Friday.READ MORE: Majority Of Penguins Players, Coaches Receive COVID-19 Vaccines At PPG Paints Arena Clinic
Everyone who took part is a member of the university’s College of Health and Wellness.READ MORE: Rep. Conor Lamb, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick Tour Southern U.S. Border As Part Of Congressional Delegation
Students say they are thankful to be getting the vaccine and know how important it is to try and prevent the virus from spreading.
“I’m going to be going to going into the hospitals, working with patients hands on, so it’s really important that I get it, so if I’m a carrier, I don’t take it from patient to patient, who could have really bad side effects from it,” Jessica Sipfert, a Carlow University sophomore, said.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Foggy Start, Warmer Afternoon Temperatures
All of the students who got the vaccine will be providing frontline patient care this semester as part of their clinical rotations.