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'Up, Up, and Away' with COVID-19: UPMC Children’s Hosts Themed Pfizer Vaccine Clinic

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Andrea Kunicky
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11/18/2021

**Clinic is by appointment only **

 

WHAT: To protect our children and our communities, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics (CCP) will co-host a COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine clinic for children ages 5 to 11 years old. 

 

To ensure children and families have a positive immunization experience, the themed clinic will include costumed characters, distraction rooms, movies, treasure chest giveaways, photo booth, pet therapy and much more. 

 

UPMC continues to partner with community organizations and school districts to ensure every child within the region has access to the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines. Pediatric nurses, pharmacists, child life specialists and interpreters will be onsite. 

 

Patients or parents who want to schedule a vaccine for themselves or their children can visit Vaccine.UPMC.com or call 844-UPMCVAC (844-876-2822) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week.

 

Existing CCP families also can schedule an appointment online at: ChildrensPeds.com/COVIDVaccine

 

WHO:

 

  • Alejandro Hoberman, M.D., president, UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics 
  • Diane Hupp, chief nursing officer and vice president, patient care and operations, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 

 

WHEN: 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19

 

WHERE: UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, 15224.

 

Note to Media: Media interested in covering the event should contact Andrea Kunicky at 412-552-7448 or KunickyA@upmc.edu.