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ACHD: County is close to opening up third COVID-19 vaccine distribution site

PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County could be close to seeing a third COVID-19 vaccination site opening up. The news was teased by Allegheny County Health Director Dr. Debra Bogen during a news conference Wednesday.

While Bogen only briefly mentioned it, we know that officials have looked at a gymnasium in Ross Township as a possible spot for another clinic.

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Bogen said ACHD has administered more than 53,000 doses of the three vaccines. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said almost 100,000 people in Allegheny County have been fully vaccinated so far.

Both leaders cautioned people to get tested if they feel ill and to avoid parties or events. Bogen said in the first week of March, the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 who reported attending parties or events was more than double what was reported in the entire month of February.

With St. Patrick’s Day a week away and Easter a little over two weeks after that, it’s not clear if more things will be open by that point, but you’re urged to continue wearing a mask and practice social distancing.