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PA Hospital Community Offers Look Inside COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Hospitals encourage everyone to make COVID-19 vaccine appointments as PA reaches vaccine milestone

May 26, 2021

Across the commonwealth, Pennsylvania’s hospitals are here to help you get vaccinated.

Today, Governor Wolf announced that 70 percent of Pennsylvania adults have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the work continues to ensure every eligible Pennsylvanian receives this life-saving vaccine. Since December, Pennsylvania’s hospitals have administered more than three million COVID-19 vaccines and are proud to play an integral role in this effort to end the pandemic.

HAP and Pennsylvania’s hospital community encourage everyone to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but we know people may have questions about what to expect. During a recent tour of the Allegheny Health Network’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Monroeville, leaders from the health system offered a look inside their facility and the vaccination process from start to finish.

If you haven’t received your COVID-19 vaccine and have questions, here are a few key things to know:

  • Safe and effective:  The three COVID-19 vaccines underwent and continue to receive the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history, including clinical trials involving thousands of study participants. More than 285 million doses have been administered in the U.S. since December
  • How the vaccines work:  The vaccines help our bodies develop immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19. They offer outstanding protection against infection and severe cases of the virus
  • Quick and easy:  It’s never been easier to get the vaccine. Many community vaccine clinics offer walk-in appointments, and the process to get the vaccine can take less than an hour from start to finish
  • The vaccine is free:  You will not be charged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and you don’t need insurance to get it
  • Options:  Find a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines in your community online

HAP continues to encourage people to sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Pennsylvania’s dedicated health care workforce is focused on providing education and administering the vaccine to everyone who is eligible.

Getting the vaccine helps protect you, your family, and the people you love in your community, and it marks an important step to help end the pandemic. If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, don’t hesitate to reach out to your health care provider to address any concerns you may have.

For more information about HAP’s COVID-19 vaccine educational efforts or to get involved, contact Rachel Moore, HAP’s director, media relations, or Laura Stevens Kent, HAP’s senior vice president, strategic integration.