Greater than 500 folks obtain their first dose of vaccine at two Kane Group Residing Middle services – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Kane Community Living Centers has given the first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to 560 people at their Glen Hazel and Ross locations.

According to Dennis Biondo, director of the Kane Community Living Centers, 271 residents, 253 employees and 36 contractors and service providers received the vaccine on Friday. This corresponds to a total of 560 people who were vaccinated between the two facilities.

This means that 90% of the residents and 65% of the employees at the two sites took part in the first round of vaccination. No side effects were reported in residents after receiving the vaccine, according to an Allegheny County spokesman.

The vaccines were distributed in partnership with CVS Pharmacy.

Residents, employees and other outside workers will receive their second dose of vaccine between January 25 and 27 at Ross and Glen Hazel facilities.

Vaccination clinics are planned for this weekend at the other two Kane Community Living Centers, Scott and McKeesport. The second dose will be given between January 30th and 31st.

A clinic will also be held between February 15 and 16 for employees of Glen Hazel and Ross who have not received the vaccine in the past week.


Biondo told KDKA that vaccination is not mandatory in the facilities and residents and staff can choose whether or not to be vaccinated.

Between all four facilities there are 710 residents and 930 employees, excluding external employees.

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