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UPMC delivers COVID-19 vaccines to elderly community

UPMC’s mobile integrated health team did not let a few inches of snow earlier this week deter its community vaccination efforts.

UPMC teamed up with administrators from Williamsport Elderly Housing, 708 Edwin St., to host an in-house vaccination clinic to residents of the elderly community ensuring the most vulnerable have access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

During the clinic, UPMC provided 42 residents with their first dose.

These residents are in the 1a group designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

“I’ve been a patient of a UPMC doctor for over 30 years and I’m very happy they’re doing so much in the community,” said Jackie Singer, a resident of Williamsport Elderly Housing. “It’s nice that they could come to us with the vaccines, even with all the snow. The team was wonderful, and I didn’t feel a thing. I’m happy to now have my first shot.”

UPMC team members were sure to explain the whole process, answer any questions and take the time to interact one-on-one with residents.

“It’s terrific that they took the time for us and brought the vaccines here,” said David Martin, another resident. “I’m very grateful for this.”

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