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UPMC McKeesport to Host Community Vaccine Clinic for Under-Resourced Communities

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3/15/2021

WHAT: As part of its ongoing community vaccination efforts to reach under-resourced communities, UPMC McKeesport will host a community vaccine clinic to specifically administer first dose COVID-19 vaccines to community members in this group.

 

WHY: To see an end to the pandemic, a large percentage of the population needs to be immunized against COVID-19. UPMC is working to bridge the gap between the most vulnerable and vaccine access by proactively calling these people and connecting them with a vaccine appointment.

 

All clinics are by appointment only. Members of the community who qualify for vaccination now under the state Phase 1A criteria can register at vaccine.upmc.com

 

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 16

 

** Media availability time 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

 

WHO: 
  • Tracey Conti, M.D., executive vice chair, Department of Family Medicine at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and program director, UPMC McKeesport Family Medicine Residency.
  • Dawndra Jones, chief nursing officer and vice president, Patient Care Services, UPMC McKeesport and UPMC East.

 

WHERE: UPMC McKeesport – The Usman Ahmad, M.D., Memorial Conference Center, Mansfield Building, First Floor, 1500 Fifth Ave., McKeesport, Pa., 15132.

 

Note to Media: To cover this event, pre-arrangements must be made by contacting Rick Pietzak at 412-523-6922 or PietzakR@upmc.edu, or Andrea Kunicky at 412-552-7448 or KunickyA@upmc.edu.