Pirates, Allegheny Health Network looking at possibility of using PNC Park as COVID-19 vaccine site

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PITTSBURGH — Could the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates soon be used to administer the COVID-19 vaccine? It’s possible.

According to a spokesperson for the Pirates, the organization has been actively meeting with Allegheny Health Network and Highmark to prepare PNC Park to potentially be used as a COVID-19 vaccination center “in the near future.”

No specific timeline on when that could happen was released.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates host the Chicago Cubs on April 8, but no fans will be allowed in attendance as of right now.

Read the full statement from a Pittsburgh Pirates spokesperson below:

We have been actively meeting with our medical partners at AHN and Highmark to prepare to potentially utilize PNC Park as a Covid-19 vaccination center in the near future, as the ballpark can allow for mass vaccinations to be done in a safe and socially distanced manner. Since the beginning of this pandemic, the Pirates organization has done everything it can to help ensure the needs of our community are met. We will continue to do our part to ensure that, together, we will make it through.
Brian Warecki, Pittsburgh Pirates
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