ACHD Opens Feb 9-13 Vaccination Appointments for Individuals 65 and Older


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ACHD Opens Feb 9-13 Vaccination Appointments for Individuals 65 and Older

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) today announced that it has opened additional vaccination appointments for individuals 65 years of age and older for February 9- 13, 2021. Appointments are required for the site and remain in great demand as the department continues to vaccinate eligible healthcare workers and those returning for the second shot in the vaccination series.

Individuals 65 and older can register for appointments using the following links:

Tuesday, February 9 (8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.):
https://cw2-pennsylvania-production.herokuapp.com/clinic/private_registration/f1e770f2-d6f0-49a6- 921b-a20610aceb8f

Wednesday February 10 (8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.):
https://cw2-pennsylvania-production.herokuapp.com/clinic/private_registration/d5bed331-934f-4d6a- 9ab4-f7c767e498c4

Thursday, February 11 (8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.):
https://cw2-pennsylvania-production.herokuapp.com/clinic/private_registration/ba4e3b44-800a-4f52- b03f-38e07d1adb32

Friday, February 12 (8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.):
https://cw2-pennsylvania-production.herokuapp.com/clinic/private_registration/ce4e1aa9-f2a5-475f- 9c78-53432665e723

Saturday, February 13 (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.):
https://cw2-pennsylvania-production.herokuapp.com/clinic/private_registration/69faba29-d2e5-42ec- 82a1-2c12384b5d10

Please note that 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 Pennsylvania Department of Health. If a vaccination slot is available for a given day, the link will redirect to a page titled “Sign Up for Vaccinations – Monroeville DoubleTree – 65+ Clinic” 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.

If the user is redirected to the state’s vaccine page and eligibility quiz, the appointments for the date selected are full and the user should try to schedule for another date.

Eligible health care workers are also continuing to be scheduled for appointments. Those registration links are sent directly to registered employers to be shared with their personnel. Further sharing of the links to non-eligible individuals may result in cancellation of appointments, or in those individuals being turned away at the site.

Individuals who received their first shot of the vaccine from the Health Department will also be contacted directly with registration links to schedule the second shot in the series and should not use the public links.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Point of Dispensing (POD) is set up at the DoubleTree Hotel in Monroeville and is administering the Moderna vaccine. The POD 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. There are no walk-in appointments. Individuals without appointments will be turned away.

As has been the case, ACHD expects that the available appointments will fill quickly. 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. 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.

At the 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 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.