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COVID-19 Vaccines at UPMC

Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine

To schedule a vaccine appointment by phone, call 844-876-2822, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Or, you can schedule online by clicking the button above, "Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine."

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine in Potter County, Pa., call 814-274-5460 (for adults) or 814-274-9198 (for pediatrics).

Scheduling A COVID-19 Vaccine at UPMC

By clicking "Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine" above, you will enter UPMC's Certify Care system, where you will set up an account, answer important health questions, and pick a vaccination location, date, and time. You can search by location and which vaccines are offered. Once you schedule an appointment, you will receive confirmations and reminders from UPMC's Certify Care system. These may include text messages and emails from "UPMC Vaccine Scheduling."

Information on Boosters and Additional Doses of the COVID-19 Vaccines

A "primary series" is the number of vaccinations needed to give the first basic immunity to a virus. The CDC prefers an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) for primary and booster vaccination. However, the J&J vaccine is still safe and effective. A vaccine is better than no vaccine.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination guidelines.

Additional vs. Booster Dose: What's the Difference?

  • An additional primary dose may improve the chance of a response by a weakened immune system.
  • Booster doses remind a healthy immune system to remain prepared.

If you develop a COVID-19 infection before or while receiving your vaccination series, you should pause until you are no longer contagious and feel well enough to be vaccinated. For most people, that means 10 to 20 days since symptoms first appeared. You should wait until you feel well enough to receive the vaccine. If you are unsure when to receive the vaccine, talk with your doctor.

Scheduling the COVID-19 Vaccine for Someone Under 18

  • The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children 5 and older. To schedule for someone 5 to 17 online, select the “Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine” button above and request a “Pfizer pediatric” clinic.
  • If you are under 18, or scheduling for someone who is, select a Pfizer clinic when booking online or request one when scheduling by phone. (A consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian is required for those under 18.)

Frequently Asked Questions

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About the COVID-19 Vaccine

There is much information circulating about the COVID-19 vaccines. Find the answer to some of the most frequently asked vaccine questions.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Stay Connected Through Our Patient Portals

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.

Western MD residents can view the available patient portals here.

COVID-19 Information on HealthBeat

To learn more, visit UPMC HealthBeat.

Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Work Against Variants?

Multiple variants of the coronavirus have emerged, including the more contagious Delta variant (B.1.617.2). Find out how well the COVID-19 vaccines protect against variants.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and variants.

Children 5-11 and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Children 5 years old and up are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Here's what you need to know.

Learn more about the vaccine eligibility for kids.

COVID-19 Vaccine Myths and Facts

There has been much discussion about the development of the COVID-19 vaccine. Review some of the myths and facts about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more about COVID-19 Vaccine myths and facts.