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Second Allegheny County COVID-19 vaccination clinic could open by March 1

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A second COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Allegheny County could open in Ross Township by March 1, officials said.

The clinic could be up and running at the Ross Community Center if county and township officials can come up with an agreement.

Please contact the Allegheny County Health Department at 412-687-2243 for all information regarding COVID-19 vaccinations, vaccination centers, and who is currently qualified for the vaccine in our area.

Posted by Ross Township on Tuesday, February 2, 2021

“I think the further you can spread people out during this process, the more effective it will be,” said township manager Ron Borczyk. “The county has just today submitted to me a skeleton agreement that is similar to their site in Monroeville.”

The proposal would turn the gym in the Ross Community Center into the vaccination clinic. It would hopefully be open for 12 hours a day, six days a week for at least nine months.

Township leaders are working with local police and the county to handle any possible traffic issues. The township manager also told Channel 11 they are getting a flood of calls from people wanting to sign up to receive the vaccine. Folks have to go through the Allegheny County Health Department.

This would be the second distribution site in the county, and a county official said the goal would be to vaccinate 1,000 people a day at each location.

A vaccination clinic was already set up at the DoubleTree Hotel in Monroeville.

Please contact ACHD at 412-687-2243 for information regarding vaccination centers and who is eligible.