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

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Rick Pietzak
Project Director, Crisis Communications

Andrea Yorchuck (Kunicky)
Senior Manager

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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


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


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


  • 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, or Andrea Kunicky at 412-552-7448 or