Heritage Valley Initiates First Wave of Phase 1A Community COVID-19 Vaccinations
Heritage Valley Health System today released 2,300 COVID-19 vaccine scheduling slots to members of the community who had registered with the Health System and fall within the modified Phase 1A group, as defined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. This first wave of scheduling focused on individuals 80 years of age and older who reside in the Health System’s service area.
Heritage Valley launched a COVID-19 vaccine registration website and phone number on Friday, January 22. To date, nearly 20,000 individuals have registered for the vaccine. Individuals who fall into the modified Phase 1A category, people over the age of 65 and those ages 16 – 64 with serious health conditions that put them at greater risk for complications from COVID-19, are encouraged to register. To properly assess this segment of the population, Heritage Valley is consulting with each patient’s primary care physician to assist with prioritization.
The 2,300 scheduling slots released today are for COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled on Thursday, January 28 and Friday, January 29 at the Community College of Beaver County Dome, 1 Campus Drive, Monaca, PA. Additionally, vaccination clinics will be held on Monday, February 1 and Monday, February 8 at the former Heritage Valley Robinson location next to Staples, 6521 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Township, PA. Only individuals who have scheduled an appointment can receive the vaccine on these dates. Walk-in appointments are not available.
“We are keenly aware of the strong desire among the community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. That is evidenced by the overwhelming response to the vaccination registration we launched last week,” said Norm Mitry, President and CEO, Heritage Valley Health System. “We chose to initially focus on the elderly and most vulnerable segment of the population in our service area, in accordance with the PA Department of Health guidelines.”
“We are ordering vaccine on a regular basis to vaccinate as many patients as possible,” said Dr. Michael Cratty, Chief Medical Officer. “As vaccine is received, we will schedule additional vaccination clinics and open more scheduling slots to those who have registered with us.”
To register for the COVID-19 vaccine distribution through Heritage Valley Health System, click here or call 724-770-7555.
About Heritage Valley Health System
Heritage Valley Health System is a $535 million integrated delivery network providing comprehensive health care for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia. In partnership with 3,800 employees and more than 600 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its three hospitals: Heritage Valley Sewickley, Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Kennedy; in 55 physician offices; and more than 21 community satellite facilities. For more information about Heritage Valley Health System, please visit www.heritagevalley.org