Where can students sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine?

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Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 at 3:30 PM
Where can students sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine? by Emma McNeeley
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As all Pennsylvania adults are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, there are numerous health providers near Edinboro University that are vaccinating individuals.

For students living around Edinboro, near Erie County, or in this general area of Pennsylvania, the Allegheny Health Network has been one prominent supplier of the vaccines. You can schedule at St. Vincent Hospital, and they’ve also held vaccination events at Erie Insurance Arena.

In an email to students and faculty, the university gave other recommendations for vaccine providers, including Meadville Medical CenterRite AidGiant EagleWegmansWalmart, and UPMC Hamot.

Students can look for appointments at their doctors’ offices and hospitals, along with other retail pharmaciesA good resource to use to schedule an appointment, if you’re unsure of where to go, is the MyChart website and app. After giving your information on the website, you create an account. You then find your health provider — for example, you could select Allegheny Health Network or other options shown.   

After the selection, you go on your account and to "Appointments" and schedule a new one, selecting COVID-19 vaccine as the reason. It will then bring up locations close to you, such as Erie, or further out, such as Pittsburgh, stretching to any place near you. You can click the location and pick a day and time that’s available and works for you.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.” You cannot be denied vaccination if you do not have health insurance. You can find the rest of their COVID-19 vaccination FAQ, here.

Emma McNeeley is a News Editor for The Spectator. She can be reached at edinboro.spectator@gmail.com.

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