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UPMC and the Pittsburgh Penguins Host Region’s First and Largest Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Drive-Up Clinic

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Andrea Yorchuck (Kunicky)
Senior Manager

Rick Pietzak
Project Director, Crisis Communications

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WHAT: UPMC and the Pittsburgh Penguins, in partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), will host the first and largest Johnson & Johnson vaccine drive-up clinic in Allegheny County, vaccinating 12,000 community members in two days at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills in Tarentum on April 14 and 15. 


UPMC will administer up to 700 vaccines per hour. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, supplied by the Commonwealth and ACHD, is a single-shot vaccine, which requires only one dose to reach full effectiveness. 


At the drive-up clinic, those with appointments arrive in their cars, confirm their appointments, receive the vaccine and park for 15 minutes while UPMC nurses and lot attendants check on those just vaccinated.


For all UPMC COVID-19 clinics, an appointment is required, and walk-in requests cannot be accommodated. 


Eligible community members are encouraged to register for the Pittsburgh Mills vaccine events by calling 833-676-1995 or by registering to receive a vaccine from UPMC online at


WHEN: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 14 
** Proposed media availability time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.


WHERE: Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, 590 Pittsburgh Mills Blvd., Tarentum, Pa., 15084. 
**Media should park in the former Sears parking lot. 


Note to Media: Media interested in covering the event should contact Andrea Kunicky at 412-552-7448 or