COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION
WHERE TO GET THE VACCINE
Vaccines are safe and effective and the best way to protect you and those around you from serious illnesses.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health's COVID-19 Vaccine website includes a provider map for information about vaccine availability in your area. The provider map is updated regularly as new doses are shipped.
The Allegheny County Health Department's COVID-19 Vaccine website outlines its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan as guidance for distribution and administration of the vaccine throughout the county by the Health Department and its public and private partners. The department is working closely with many community partners to ensure that vaccines will be accessible to all who desire it, in all the communities in the county and to those who are most in need first.
The Allegheny County Health Department has a partnership with the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania for residents to dial 2-1-1 for 24/7 community assistance with questions related to the COVID-19 vaccines and any other COVID-related inquiries. 2-1-1 Resource Navigators can also refer callers to the Pittsburgh Poison Center for clinical-related questions about the vaccine. A 2-1-1 Resource Navigator will never ask for personal financial information like credit card numbers or ask for a person to purchase or send a gift card before being able to make an appointment. Anyone whose call was diverted or may have provided information like this should contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to report that incident. The FBI can be reached via its tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Beaver County, Heritage Valley Health System is now registering individuals in Phase 1A, including ages 65 and above as well as ages 16-64 with underlying health conditions to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
PENNSYLVANIA VACCINE ROLL-OUT PLAN
With initial supplies limited, the COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed to Pennsylvanians in four phases. Pennsylvania is currently in Phase 1A and vaccination has begun for those most at-risk of illness, such as health care workers and Pennsylvanians living in long-term care facilities, persons age 65 and older, and those age 16-64 with high-risk conditions. We encourage you to frequently visit the Pennsylvania Deaprtment of Health's website for a comprehensive list of Pennsylvanians included in each phase.
COVID-19 VACCINE FOR VETERANS
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal partners to provide COVID-19 vaccines to veterans and VA health care personnel.
The VA Pittsburgh Health Care System (VAPHS) has started to host COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics for veterans enrolled in VHA care. For the most up-to-date information on those clinics, including eligilibity information, veterans are encouraged to follow the VAPHS Facebook page (@VAPHS) and / or Twitter feed (@VAPittsburgh).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINATION
Congressman Lamb will continue to fight for additional federal support for vaccine production and distribution. We hope to see the number of available doses and vaccinated individuals increase substantially over the next month and beyond.
Please contact Congressman Lamb's office if you have additional questions or for further assistance.