Page Updated April 14, 2021
UPMC’s COVID-19 vaccination goal is simple. We aim to vaccinate as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.
As of April 13, 2021, all Pennsylvanians 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. If you are eligible for vaccination, we encourage you to schedule a vaccine appointment with UPMC.
Walk-ins Welcome: UPMC and the Pittsburgh Penguins drive-up Pfizer vaccine clinic at Pittsburgh Mills is providing first doses without appointments on April 14 until 5 PM and April 15 from 8 AM - 5 PM.
Important Update: UPMC is following the CDC, FDA and Allegheny County Health Department guidelines instructing vaccinators to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. Although serious side effects to the vaccine are extremely rare, especially those described in relation to Tuesday’s announcement, UPMC is temporarily pausing the use of the J&J vaccine.
UPMC remains committed to making the COVID-19 vaccine available and accessible. The drive-up clinics at Pittsburgh Mills scheduled for April 14 and 15 will proceed using a supply of the Pfizer vaccine for community members with appointments.
We are currently notifying those with scheduled appointments of the change.
UPMC strives for health equity in all vaccination efforts. We are committed to:
As part of a partnership with the Pittsburgh Penguins®, UPMC will be hosting vaccination clinics throughout our communities in the coming weeks.
Effective April 13, all Pennsylvanians 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage you to schedule your vaccine today.
For information, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website.
If you wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccine from UPMC, you can schedule online.
If you have limited access to online services or a computer, you can call 844-876-2822. An operator will register you over the phone. We expect high call volume, and you may experience an extended wait time. To keep this option open to those who need it most, we ask that all others use the online registration process.
We strongly believe in vaccination. If people can get vaccinated more quickly through another source, we encourage them to do so and to be sure they receive their second dose from the same location. The more people who can be vaccinated, the better we can protect our communities.More COVID Vaccine FAQ
Please note that completing the following form does not register you for a COVID-19 vaccine.
New York residents may call 833-697-4829 or visit ny.gov/vaccine for more information on vaccine distribution in their state. If you are a New York state resident in Chautauqua County, you can call 866-604-6789 visit chqgov.com for county-specific vaccine distribution information.
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination at UPMC Western Maryland. Maryland residents may call 855-MD-GoVAX (855-634-6829) or visit covidlink.maryland.gov for more information on vaccine distribution in their state.
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If you believe you have COVID-19, immediately self-isolate and contact your doctor.
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.
As COVID-19 vaccine distribution occurs, we are committed to keeping you updated and informed. We also encourage you to sign up for one of UPMC’s patient portals 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.