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Excela Health launching major vaccination push starting Thursday

NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. — Christine Repicky’s mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease, will be one of the first patients to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Excela Health’s North Huntingdon clinic.

“I looked online everywhere and every time you try to schedule an appointment, the wheels would turn on the computer,” Repicky said.

According to our partners at, the health care system will be able to administer nearly 2,000 doses a day. The new clinic along Norwin Avenue is opening in conjunction with the state pushing to get everyone in Phase 1A vaccinated by the end of the month.

“It’s going to create a better outreach for people getting vaccines in need,” said Caden Evans.

Evans is only 17, but he said he’s looking forward to getting the shot. He’s hoping the state will follow the footsteps of Ohio, and open vaccine eligibility to those aged 16 and above.

The Excela Health vaccine clinic is by appointment only and will operate Tuesday through Thursday. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Carol Fox sent Channel 11 a statement:

“We are pleased to be able to offer this service to the community. As vaccine becomes more available, it will be important for people to make only one appointment at one location in order to allow others to schedule more easily.”