St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP) administered 500 COVID-19 vaccinations during a pop-up clinic held today at Siena College in Loudonville. The vaccine clinic opened in response to New York state expanding eligibility today (April 6) for people age 16 and over to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates (SPHPMA) operates Siena College’s student health services clinic, under the direction of practice manager Carrie Hogan, MS, ANP-C. The effort involved input from several agencies including the Albany County Department of Health, which secured the vaccine doses; SPHPMA, which provided the staff necessary for screening and vaccine administration; and Siena College, which prepared their gym space to accommodate a steady stream of students passing through and receiving their vaccination over a seven-hour span.
“It has really been an incredible effort,” said Rebecca Murray, director of clinical services for SPHPMA. “I am incredibly humbled and proud of my colleagues at SPHP for being available at a moment’s notice to provide this critical care to our community. The heart of SPHP’s mission is to serve as a compassionate transforming healing presence and this clinic is a wonderful development that not only protects the students themselves, but also the wider community.”