Clinic taking walk-in COVID-19 vaccine appointments

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. — Quick, easy and convenient were words most people used to describe a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Aliquippa Wednesday.

“I’m going to be in and out of here in 20 minutes. I mean, crazy convenient,” said Sean Petrasek. “I have older family in Kansas City I look forward to seeing again.”

He was one of the dozens of people who got the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at Central Outreach Wellness Center. People in Phase 1A or Phase 1B were able to walk right in and get the shot, no appointment needed.

“We are doing this first come, first served to make sure people have access to the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Alex Young with the facility.

With many people experiencing issues trying to register and get an appointment in many other areas, the facility wanted an easy way to help people.

At last check, 66 doses of the vaccine were administered Wednesday and there were more than 200 still available. Officials said those remaining doses will be offered to patients across all Central Outreach locations including in Erie, Washington, the North Shore and Aliquippa.

Central Outreach is also holding a vaccination clinic in the Hill District this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bedford Hill Apartments. Three hundred doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be available.