The clinic — which was hosted in partnership with Sunray, a local pharmacy — provided COVID-19 boosters to members of the Penn community from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10.
Wellness at Penn previously recommended the new boosters, which are currently only produced by Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax, for all members of the Penn community.
Karikó won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for her past research into mRNA technology, which was critical in the development of Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines.
The flu clinic — which provides free vaccines to all members of the Penn community — will be hosted in Gimbel Gymnasium in the Pottruck Health and Wellness Center from Oct. 4 to Oct. 6.
Karikó and Weissman's research was critical in the development of Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines.
The new boosters are designed to target the Omicron variant XBB.1.5. and similar strains, the current dominant strain of the virus.
The new COVID-19 test, made from biodegradable cellulose fibers, aims to provide a more sustainable and cost-effective alternative to current testing techniques.
Some students told The Daily Pennsylvanian that Penn's existing resources and guidance left them disappointed or unsure how to proceed after testing positive for COVID-19.
During his term, Ruger managed the COVID-19 pandemic and facilitated efforts to make Penn Carey Law more diverse and the legal field more accessible. He was succeeded by Professor Sophia Lee.
The Daily Pennsylvanian compiled the University's biggest headlines from the last four years — ranging from shifting COVID-19 policies to campus demonstrations.
Relive the Class of 2023's junior year, in which the University transitioned back to in-person life and Liz Magill became the University's ninth president.
Relive the Class of 2023's sophomore year, in which the University slowly reopened on-campus housing and Joe Biden won the presidency.
Penn is the third Ivy League university to fully lift its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for faculty, students, and staff, following Columbia University and Dartmouth College.
The pilot program will feature a mental health clinician accompanying a Penn Police officer in the event of mental health crises during some overnight periods.
Out of 153 reporting institutions, Penn’s gross licensing income was the largest contribution, more than twice that of the University of California system in second.
The study surveyed over 1,600 American adults and found that while there is a basic understanding of the flu and COVID-19, there is still some uncertainty about the viruses and their respective vaccines.
Penn and the lawsuit's plaintiffs agreed to a partial refund of tuition and fees for all students who participated in a transition to online learning during the spring 2020 semester.
The new COVID-19-related policy has impacted international students at Penn and their plans to return home over winter break.
Beginning the spring semester with remote learning and double-masking, Penn students returned in the fall to pre-pandemic levels of restriction.
The lawsuit's plaintiffs alleged that Penn “breached a contract” when it transitioned to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, demanding a refund for a portion of their tuition for the spring 2020 semester.