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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

* Page Last Updated: June 11, 2021

Excela Health is currently scheduling Moderna vaccine appointments for anyone over the age of 18 and Pfizer vaccine for individuals aged 12 and over on select dates. In order to make your appointment as efficient as possible, a vaccination appointment is preferred. While we can accept limited walk-ins, please note that Pfizer vaccine is only available on select dates.

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 noon, Monday - Friday to schedule an appointment. Please note that this phone line WILL NOT ACCEPT MESSAGES or make return calls to individuals requesting information or appointments.

The Excela Health Vaccine Center (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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Individuals 12 Years of Age and Older

Excela Health is offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations to those aged 12 and over on the following dates:

  • June 3 and June 4, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. (first dose)
  • June 24 and June 25, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. (first and second dose)
  • July 15 and July 16, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. (second dose)

Vaccinations will be given at the Excela Health Vaccine Clinic located in the Excela Square at Norwin plaza (formerly Galaxy Fitness).

Appointments are required. Online registration for these events will begin on May 25, 2021. 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 12 p.m., Monday - Friday to schedule an appointment.

These vaccinations clinics are not limited to adolescents. Anyone aged 12 and older is welcome! Again, you must have an appointment.

To schedule your appointment, CLICK HERE.

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. Students and family members are asked to bring a state-issued ID. They should also bring their medical / prescription insurance to the clinic if available. If they have a copy of the insurance card, it would be most helpful to attach it to the back of the immunization consent form. 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.
*At this time, Excela Health is administering ONLY the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 18 and older.

Please fill out the 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 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.
  • 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.

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

COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

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 16 Years of Age and Older, click here.

Frequently Asked 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. It is recommended that you receive you vaccine between day 28 and day 42. Once you have received your first shot, if UNABLE TO MAKE THE SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT, you may present at Excela Square during another clinic day in the future to receive your vaccine as long as you received the first vaccine from Excela. Routinely the Vaccine Clinic is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Excela Square at Norwin plaza (subject to change without notice).

Question: What vaccine are you giving?
Answer: At this time, Excela health is only administering the Moderna vaccine. *The Moderna vaccine is ONLY available for patients ages 18 and over.

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 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 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.