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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

* Page Last Updated: January 12, 2022

To schedule your appointment, CLICK HERE.

Excela offers both Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines. You may mix vaccines manufacturers if necessary.

Pfizer:

  • Initial two-dose series of vaccination is available for anyone five years of age or older, two doses at least three weeks apart.
  • Third dose is available to immunocompromised individuals five years of age or older at least 28 days after second dose. Please contact your physician with any questions.
  • A booster dose is recommended for anyone 12 years of age or older, at least five months after completion of your initial series (second dose).

Moderna:

  • Initial two-dose series of vaccination is available for anyone 18 years of age or older, two doses at least four weeks apart.
  • Third dose is available to Immunocompromised individuals 18 years of age or older. Please contact your physician with any questions.
  • A booster dose is recommended for anyone 18 years of age or older, at least five months after completion of your initial series (second dose).

In order to make your immunization experience as efficient as possible, a vaccination appointment is recommended. Please CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment.

The Excela Health Vaccine Clinic (Norwin location) is located at 8885 Norwin Avenue, North Huntingdon, PA 15642 (formerly Galaxy Fitness).

Click here to view a map of the Excela Square at Norwin plaza.

If you do not have computer access you may schedule an appointment by dialing 724-689-1690 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Please note that this phone line WILL NOT ACCEPT MESSAGES or make return calls to individuals requesting information or appointments.

REQUIRED PAPERWORK: An immunization consent form will need to be completed by everyone wishing to receive a vaccine. Anyone under 18 must have their consent form filled out by a parent or guardian. To print and fill out the authorization form, click here. Parents and guardians may accompany their children under age 18 to the clinic but are not required to do so provided the child brings a completed authorization form. All individuals (including children) receiving vaccination should bring a state-issued ID as well as their medical/prescription insurance to the clinic if available. There is no out of pocket cost to anyone receiving the vaccine (regardless of whether they have insurance). Anyone presenting without an insurance card will still receive a vaccine.


How to Schedule an Appointment

To schedule your appointment, CLICK HERE.

Please fill out the scheduling information in its entirety. You will receive an email once you schedule, confirming your appointment date and time.

What happens next?

  • Once you have scheduled an appointment for the first dose of vaccine, you will be automatically scheduled for the second dose.
  • Individuals receiving a third dose or a booster dose of the immunization will only be scheduled for one appointment. If you cannot make your scheduled appointment, you must cancel your appointment.
  • On the day of your appointment, you will need to present to the vaccine clinic with your insurance/Medicare cards and driver’s license /official picture ID in order to validate your identity and age.
  • For a second dose, third dose or booster appointment, please bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Card.

Please do not call our facilities or your Excela provider office to schedule an appointment. Utilize the link or phone number above.


PA COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Plan

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

To 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.

To 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 5 to 11 Years of Age, click here.

To 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 12 Years of Age and Older, click here.


Frequently Asked Questions

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Questions:

Question: Can my child get COVID from the vaccine?
Answer: No, there is no live virus in the vaccine.

Question: Do all children receive the same vaccine?
Answer: All eligible age groups will receive a two dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Those age 5 to 11 years of age will receive one-third the dose given to adolescents and adults.

Question: Can the COVID-19 vaccine cause fertility issues?
Answer: No, there is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine causes fertility issues.

General COVID-19 Vaccine Questions:

Question: I am not able to make my second appointment. How do I reschedule?
Answer: The current system will not allow you to reschedule your second appointment. Once you have received your first shot, if unable to make the scheduled appointment you may present at the Excela Vaccine Center during another clinic day in the future to receive your vaccine as long as you received the first vaccine from Excela. Please call to verify the hours of the Vaccine Center at 724-689-1690.

Question: Can I just walk-in to the clinic or must I have an appointment?
Answer: An appointment is recommended. Walk-ins will be vaccinated as well.

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 schedule 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 received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine? Can I still come to Excela Health for a booster or third dose?
Answer: Excela Health does not currently offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or Johnson & Johnson booster. While you would ideally receive the same brand of vaccine as your initial dose, the FDA has approved mixing vaccine brands. This means that two months after receiving your initial J&J vaccine, you could receive either Moderna or Pfizer as a booster or third dose. If you have further questions about mixing the brand of vaccine, please contact your physician.

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.

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. 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: If I am immunocompromised and want a third dose - do I need a doctor’s note or prescription?
Answer: A physician order is not required.Immunocompromised individuals may self-request a vaccine. This will help ensure there are not additional barriers to access for this vulnerable population receiving a needed additional dose. Please bring your COVID Vaccination Card so your third dose can be documented.

Question: If I want my booster shot - do I need a doctor’s note or prescription?
Answer: A physician order is not required. Please bring your COVID Vaccination Card so your booster vaccine can be documented.

Question: Do I need to receive the same brand of vaccine each time?
Answer: It is recommended that you receive your first, second and third (if needed)/booster dose of the same type. If you are unable to find a site offering your type of vaccine, it is recommended that you receive a vaccine of any type instead of not being vaccinated.

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