The University of Pittsburgh is actively engaged in securing COVID-19 vaccinations for our students, faculty and staff. The safety and well-being of the Pitt community remains a top priority.

To date, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has focused on supplying hospitals to distribute vaccines to health care workers in Pennsylvania. As we wait for distribution to broaden to other entities—including Pennsylvania universities—we are working to secure the approvals necessary to acquire and directly distribute vaccines to our students, faculty and staff.

We are also partnering with the Allegheny County Health Department and UPMC to vaccinate as many members of the Pitt community in priority group 1A—Health Sciences students, faculty and staff who are engaged in patient care—as quickly as possible.

We will continue to share information about vaccination distribution locally as well as the University’s efforts to acquire our own vaccine supply from the state.