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Allegheny County Health Dept. to start vaccinating people 65 and older at its Monroeville clinic – WTAE Pittsburgh

The Allegheny County Health Department announced Friday that individuals 65 years old and older will be able to be vaccinated at its Monroeville clinic starting Monday.Officials said an appointment is required for the site, and appointments will be extremely limited as the Health Department continues to vaccinate eligible health care workers and those returning for the second shot in the vaccination series. The appointment links provided by the ACHD were sent out at 7:16 p.m. Friday and all available slots were filled within minutes, Allegheny County spokeswoman Amie Downs confirmed. “Notification of this went out first through Allegheny Alerts and it appears that all available slots have been claimed. Users may try to find an appointment at the Monroeville POD on another day and may check back often to see if an appointment becomes available,” a tweet from the Allegheny County Health Department said Friday evening. Click here to sign up for Allegheny Alerts. The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced this week that Phase 1A of its vaccination plan was expanded to include anyone 65 and older and those 16 to 64 with specific health conditions. As the number of vaccines remains limited, the ACHD said it is unable at this time to provide vaccines to those 16 to 64 with specific health conditions. Until supply increases, individuals in that category are encouraged to speak with their primary care provider about other options to receive a vaccine.The ACHD’s clinic is located inside the DoubleTree Hotel in Monroeville. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only. Those without appointments will be turned away.Individuals 65 and older and eligible healthcare workers can register for appointments for the week of Jan. 25 using the links below:Jan. 25: https://cw2-pennsylvania-production.herokuapp.com/clinic/private_registration/uJ3AgvJan. 26: https://cw2-pennsylvania-production.herokuapp.com/clinic/private_registration/g1cCdNJan. 27: https://cw2-pennsylvania-production.herokuapp.com/clinic/private_registration/wPuDhOJan. 28: https://cw2-pennsylvania-production.herokuapp.com/clinic/private_registration/2G0meFJan. 29: https://cw2-pennsylvania-production.herokuapp.com/clinic/private_registration/pY84VxvJan. 30: https://cw2-pennsylvania-production.herokuapp.com/clinic/private_registration/QJDATK If there are no slots available for a given day, users will be taken to the PA DOH’s Getting the COVID Vaccine guide. This guide contains an eligibility quiz and a map to help individuals locate a vaccine provider. If someone cancels a scheduled appointment, their appointment will be made available. If users cannot keep a vaccination appointment, please cancel or reschedule in order to provide the appointment to someone else.The vaccine registration system will not work on Internet Explorer but works on other web browsers. Users will be asked about insurance during registration, but insurance is not required for the vaccine. The vaccine will be provided at no cost. The links above connect users to the PrepMod scheduling system used by ACHD and PA DOH. If a vaccination slot is available for a given day, the link will redirect to a page titled “Sign Up for Vaccinations – DoubleTree Monroeville” with the date of the clinic. Individuals will be able to enter their information and select a time for vaccination. Selecting a time for vaccination is the last step of the registration process. After scheduling an appointment, users will receive a confirmation email to the address provided during registration. An email address is not required for registration but is strongly suggested because reminders for second doses will be sent via email. At this time, ACHD does not have the capability to schedule vaccine appointments over the phone. Once that capability becomes available, the Health Department will publicize the phone number. At the clinic (POD), individuals will be asked to provide verification of their age, or employment if a healthcare worker. Anyone who is not able to provide verification, who is under 65 or who is not an eligible healthcare worker, will be turned away. Registering for a vaccine appointment when a person knowingly does not fit the criteria takes away appointments from others in the community in need of appointments. It also hinders the Health Department’s vaccination efforts. Individuals are asked not to register for an appointment at the Monroeville POD if they do not meet the criteria. Individuals who received a first dose of the vaccine through a different vaccine provider should not use the links above to schedule a second dose of the vaccine at the Monroeville POD. Instead, contact the vaccination provider that administered the first dose to arrange the second dose.More information about the COVID-19 vaccines and Allegheny County’s vaccination efforts is available at www.alleghenycounty.us/COVIDvaccine. To receive updates about Allegheny County’s vaccination efforts, sign up for the COVID-19 Vaccine Information subscription in Allegheny Alerts at www.alleghenycounty.us/alerts.

The Allegheny County Health Department announced Friday that individuals 65 years old and older will be able to be vaccinated at its Monroeville clinic starting Monday.

Officials said an appointment is required for the site, and appointments will be extremely limited as the Health Department continues to vaccinate eligible health care workers and those returning for the second shot in the vaccination series.

The appointment links provided by the ACHD were sent out at 7:16 p.m. Friday and all available slots were filled within minutes, Allegheny County spokeswoman Amie Downs confirmed.

“Notification of this went out first through Allegheny Alerts and it appears that all available slots have been claimed. Users may try to find an appointment at the Monroeville POD on another day and may check back often to see if an appointment becomes available,” a tweet from the Allegheny County Health Department said Friday evening.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced this week that Phase 1A of its vaccination plan was expanded to include anyone 65 and older and those 16 to 64 with specific health conditions.

As the number of vaccines remains limited, the ACHD said it is unable at this time to provide vaccines to those 16 to 64 with specific health conditions. Until supply increases, individuals in that category are encouraged to speak with their primary care provider about other options to receive a vaccine.

The ACHD’s clinic is located inside the DoubleTree Hotel in Monroeville.

The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only. Those without appointments will be turned away.

Individuals 65 and older and eligible healthcare workers can register for appointments for the week of Jan. 25 using the links below:

Jan. 25: https://cw2-pennsylvania-production.herokuapp.com/clinic/private_registration/uJ3Agv

Jan. 26: https://cw2-pennsylvania-production.herokuapp.com/clinic/private_registration/g1cCdN

Jan. 27: https://cw2-pennsylvania-production.herokuapp.com/clinic/private_registration/wPuDhO

Jan. 28: https://cw2-pennsylvania-production.herokuapp.com/clinic/private_registration/2G0meF

Jan. 29: https://cw2-pennsylvania-production.herokuapp.com/clinic/private_registration/pY84Vxv

Jan. 30: https://cw2-pennsylvania-production.herokuapp.com/clinic/private_registration/QJDATK

If there are no slots available for a given day, users will be taken to the PA DOH’s Getting the COVID Vaccine guide. This guide contains an eligibility quiz and a map to help individuals locate a vaccine provider.

If someone cancels a scheduled appointment, their appointment will be made available. If users cannot keep a vaccination appointment, please cancel or reschedule in order to provide the appointment to someone else.

The vaccine registration system will not work on Internet Explorer but works on other web browsers. Users will be asked about insurance during registration, but insurance is not required for the vaccine. The vaccine will be provided at no cost.

The links above connect users to the PrepMod scheduling system used by ACHD and PA DOH. If a vaccination slot is available for a given day, the link will redirect to a page titled “Sign Up for Vaccinations – DoubleTree Monroeville” with the date of the clinic. Individuals will be able to enter their information and select a time for vaccination. Selecting a time for vaccination is the last step of the registration process. After scheduling an appointment, users will receive a confirmation email to the address provided during registration.

An email address is not required for registration but is strongly suggested because reminders for second doses will be sent via email. At this time, ACHD does not have the capability to schedule vaccine appointments over the phone. Once that capability becomes available, the Health Department will publicize the phone number.

At the clinic (POD), individuals will be asked to provide verification of their age, or employment if a healthcare worker. Anyone who is not able to provide verification, who is under 65 or who is not an eligible healthcare worker, will be turned away. Registering for a vaccine appointment when a person knowingly does not fit the criteria takes away appointments from others in the community in need of appointments. It also hinders the Health Department’s vaccination efforts. Individuals are asked not to register for an appointment at the Monroeville POD if they do not meet the criteria.

Individuals who received a first dose of the vaccine through a different vaccine provider should not use the links above to schedule a second dose of the vaccine at the Monroeville POD. Instead, contact the vaccination provider that administered the first dose to arrange the second dose.

More information about the COVID-19 vaccines and Allegheny County’s vaccination efforts is available at www.alleghenycounty.us/COVIDvaccine. To receive updates about Allegheny County’s vaccination efforts, sign up for the COVID-19 Vaccine Information subscription in Allegheny Alerts at www.alleghenycounty.us/alerts.

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