James Franklin, Eric Barron, Theo Johnson, and Governor Tom Wolf held an event on Wednesday urging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Governor Wolf is set to lift the state's capacity restrictions on Memorial Day, but that does not mean Beaver Stadium will be full this fall. More people need to receive the vaccine to reach herd immunity and completely eliminate the virus from our everyday lives.
Franklin, who has been separated from his family for quite a while due to his daughter having Sickle Cell Anemia, said he has been fully vaccinated. Franklin also said that many members of the staff and team are also fully vaccinated.
President Baron, who is also fully vaccinated, urged college students to get the vaccine prior to summer break. Rising sophomore tight end Theo Johnson has received one dose of the vaccine so far and said: "We are looking forward to bringing our family back together this fall."
The CDC estimates that over 107 million people are fully vaccinated and nearly 150 million have received at least one dose.
Play your part and schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment so we can all return to Beaver Stadium for Penn State football this fall.
To find a vaccine within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, click here.
To find a vaccine elsewhere in the country, click here. Many local providers are also offering walk-in vaccinations.