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UPMC Western Maryland Vaccination Clinic Set for Thursday and Friday

January 27th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

As a result of  cooperation with Allegany County and state health officials, UPMC Western Maryland will offer a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for the public this Thursday, January 28 and Friday, January 29 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the hospital auditorium.

    At this clinic, the Pfizer vaccine will be available for Allegany County residents age 75 and older in an effort to continue to vaccinate as many of the most vulnerable community members as possible. Arrangements for the second dose of the vaccine will be made at this time as well.

    Those interested in reserving a spot must call 240-964-1000 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, January 27, to sign up, as no walk-in appointments will be honored. Slots will be offered to callers on a first-come, first-served basis with 1,000 vaccines available.

    Individuals who are successfully scheduled to get the vaccine should look for signs with parking instructions and enter the hospital through the entrance adjacent to the parking garage where they will be screened and then directed to registration where they will be required to show their driver’s license or another valid form of identification.

    UPMC Western Maryland recognizes the importance of safely distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to its community members, and while the number of doses available for this clinic are limited, multiple additional clinics will be scheduled in the coming weeks with details to be announced soon. This is the second community vaccination clinic held at the hospital, with 300 doses administered at the first clinic last week.