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COVID-19 Vaccine Information - Phase 1A

Excela Health is administering COVID-19 vaccine according to the guidelines released by the PA Department of Health.  We are currently vaccinating individuals in the 1A group: health care workers, individuals over the age of 65 and individuals with certain underlying conditions.  An appointment is required to receive a vaccine. There are no walk-in appointments available. If you feel you qualify, you will need to answer questions to validate your eligibility. Once you have scheduled an appointment for the first dose of vaccine, you will be automatically scheduled for the second dose 28 days later. If you cannot make both your first and second appointment dates, you must cancel for both dates. We will not be able to accommodate requests to change your second dose appointment.

Once scheduled, you will need to present to the vaccine clinic with your insurance cards and driver’s license /official picture ID in order to validate your identity and age.​
 
To register for an appointment, CLICK HERE. This is the quickest way to make an appointment.

If you do not have computer access you may register by dialing 724-689-1690 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday - Friday to schedule an appointment.  In order to allow access to all, a maximum of two appointments may be made on one call. Additionally, please note that this phone line WILL NOT ACCEPT MESSAGES or make return calls to individuals requesting information or appointments.

Currently, supplies of the vaccine are limited. We will only make appointments for doses of vaccine we currently have available.  Once the schedule is full, we are unable to make any additional appointments or place individuals on a waiting list.

If you are in the 1A group and were unable to schedule an appointment at this time, please check this website frequently for updates.  We will update as appointments and vaccine becomes available.

Please do not call our facilities or your Excela provider office to be added to a waiting list. 

PA COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Plan

Pennsylvania is currently in Phase 1A and have begun vaccinating 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 with high-risk conditions. However, due to limited vaccine supply, at this time we are only able to offer vaccine to those over the age of 65. To see a comprehensive list of Pennsylvanians included in each phase here. 

 

 

 


 

 

Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheets for COVID-19 Vaccine

View the Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to Prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Individuals 18 Years of Age and Older, click here. 

View the Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 Vaccine to Prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Individuals 16 Years of Age and Older, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What vaccine are you giving?
Answer: At this time, Excela health is only administering the Moderna vaccine.
 
Question: When will my second dose be due?
Answer: It is recommended that you receive your second dose 4 weeks after your initial dose.
 
Question: I am concerned that my second dose will be delayed.
Answer: Excela Health is taking steps to avoid this scenario however in the unlikely event this situation should occur we will contact individuals who have an appointment.
 
Question: Can I just walk in to a clinic or must I have an appointment?
Answer: You MUST have an appointment to receive a vaccination.  We cannot accommodate walk-in appointments at this time. 
 
Question: Can I get on a waiting list?
Answer: Excela Health does not maintain a waiting list.  Appointments will open on both the internet and the phone system ONLY when vaccine doses and appointment times are available.
 
Question: Can I call the Vaccine Registration Line to ask my questions about COVID or vaccination?
Answer: The Vaccine Registration Line is only able to make appointments.  You will need to call your primary care provider or access the PA Department of Health or CDC websites for additional information regarding both the COVID-19 virus and the vaccines.
 
Question: What if I got the Pfizer vaccine for my first dose?
Answer: You need to receive your first and second dose of the same type.  You will need to check on the PA Department of Health website for other locations who are administering vaccines and give them a call.

Question: I have had COVID and am now asymptomatic. Can I still receive a vaccine and make an appointment?
Answer: Yes, it recommended that even if you have had COVID that you are vaccinated. You need to wait until you are asymptomatic before being vaccinated.  If you have any questions, you should discuss this with your primary care physician.
 
Question:
I was recently diagnosed with COVID.  Can I still come for my vaccine?
Answer: You MAY NOT present for a vaccine while still in quarantine for COVID. Once you are asymptomatic, you should schedule an appointment to be vaccinated.  Again, any questions should be discussed with your provider.
 
Question: What are the most common side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?
Answer: After getting vaccinated, you may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. The most common side effects are pain and swelling in the arm where you received the shot. In addition, you may have fever, chills, tiredness, and headache. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.
 
Question: Do I still need to wear a mask after I’ve been vaccinated?
Answer: Yes. To protect yourself and others, follow these recommendations:
Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
Stay at least 6 feet away from others
Avoid crowds
Avoid poorly ventilated spaces
Wash your hands often
It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Experts are also looking at how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading in communities. We also don’t yet know whether getting a COVID-19 vaccine will prevent you from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to other people, even if you don’t get sick yourself. 

Question: How long does protection from COVID-19 last?
Answer: We don’t know how long protection lasts for those who are vaccinated. What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people. If you get COVID-19, you also risk giving it to loved ones who may get very sick. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice. Experts are working to learn more about both natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity. CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available.

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