The Allegheny Health Network opens a vaccination clinic for mass Covid-19 in the former Sears Grand Store in the Pittsburgh Mills shopping mall in Frazer on April 20.
According to Dan Laurent, vice president of corporate communications at AHN, around 6,000 to 6,500 people are expected to receive the first Pfizer vaccine on April 20 and the second vaccine on May 11.
The vaccines are only available by appointment. To register, visit AHN online at ahn.org/coronavirus/vaccine/schedule. The vaccinations are carried out from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“We’re excited to come to the mills to hold our first major mass clinic this way,” said Laurent of the Alle Kiski Valley. “Our vaccination strategy, Highmark Health and AHN, is to respond in the communities that people live in.”
According to Laurent, AHN has given around 250,000 doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Of these, approximately 200,000 vaccines were administered to communities, including PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Dick’s Sporting Goods headquarters in Findlay, the Monroeville Convention Center, and smaller venues such as churches and other venues.
Vaccination at larger sites will continue with further announcements of mass vaccination events, he said.
“We have been aggressively looking for locations to get bigger,” said Laurent.
Two mass vaccinations are planned in Monroeville on April 12th and 26th. AHN will move the venue from the convention center to NextTier – the former Westinghouse headquarters at 4350 Northern Pike later for people who need their first dose of vaccination.
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