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COVID-19 Vaccines at UPMC
COVID-19 Vaccines at UPMC

COVID-19 Vaccines at UPMC

Page Updated January 20, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued emergency use authorization for two new vaccines to protect against COVID-19.

UPMC is now offering COVID-19 vaccines to both UPMC and non-UPMC health care workers, as well as seniors in our skilled nursing facilities. This is in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

We look forward to offering COVID-19 vaccines to the general population and protecting our communities. At this time, vaccines are not available to the public. Our hospitals and physician offices are not able to provide additional information and there is no waiting list to join. The Pennsylvania Department of Health is finalizing a larger vaccine rollout plan.

You can stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccination by subscribing below for our email updates and signing up for a MyUPMC account.

How Do I Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Due to limited early supply, only health care workers and long-term care facility residents are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at UPMC. We look forward to expanding COVID-19 vaccination to the general public as supplies become available in the coming weeks and months, and in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

UPMC hospitals, doctors’ offices, and clinics cannot provide patients with COVID-19 vaccines at this time. Currently, there is no process to pre-schedule a vaccine and no waiting list to join.

Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs: What You Need to Know

Scientists worldwide have worked to find vaccines, treatments, and other health innovations to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Find frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Vaccinating Non-UPMC Health Care Workers in PA

UPMC is offering vaccinations to frontline health care personnel who are not affiliated with a hospital or health system. To request vaccination for your organization, practice, or group, please review all information and instructions and complete the online form found at:

This request process is ONLY for health care workers in phase 1A who are not affiliated with a hospital or health system, and cannot process other requests. While COVID-19 vaccines are not yet available to the general public, we will continue to provide vaccination updates as they become available.

You can learn more about COVID-19 vaccine distribution by visiting the Pennsylvania Department of Health website.

COVID-19 Care and Testing

If you believe you have COVID-19, immediately self-isolate and contact your doctor.

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Video Visits

If you need to see your doctor or specialist but are worried about the risk of COVID-19, you can have a video visit via your smartphone.

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COVID-19 Care and Testing

Follow these steps if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19.

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Testing Information

UPMC offers testing for the coronavirus. Learn more about testing options.

How Are Vaccines Developed?

For more than 200 years, vaccination has played a critical role in preventing disease worldwide. Learn more about how scientists develop vaccines.

Learn how vaccines are developed

How UPMC Is Distributing COVID-19 Vaccines

As doses of vaccines become available, UPMC will be ready to distribute them.

Learn how UPMC is distributing COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccine Myths and Facts

As distribution of COVID-19 vaccines begins worldwide, there has been much discussion about the vaccines and the development process. Following is an analysis of some of the myths and facts about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more about COVID-19 Vaccine myths and facts

Stay Connected with MyUPMC

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution occurs, we are committed to keeping you updated and informed. We also encourage you to sign up for MyUPMC, UPMC’s online tool where your doctor can communicate with you about vaccination.
The arrival of vaccines is exciting news, but you must continue practicing COVID-19 preventive measures, including wearing facemasks, avoiding large groups, and practicing good hand hygiene. These activities save lives.

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