PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department hosted a measles vaccination clinic in Homewood Wednesday.
Anyone between the ages of 1 and 61, who never received a vaccination could visit the Homewood-Brushton YMCA on Bennett Street, from noon to 4 p.m. to get the shot.READ MORE: 'Senseless Act': Man Sentenced To At Least 5 Years In Deadly Crash Involving West Virginia Newlyweds
The Health Department went into the clinic with 430 doses available, but in the end, only 44 people came in for the free measles vaccine.
Those who did said they were just being cautious and getting the vaccine gave them some sense of relief.READ MORE: AP Source: Pittsburgh Pirates, Catcher Roberto Pérez Reach 1-Year Deal
“I have lots of friends with small babies that aren’t able to be vaccinated, and I just don’t want to have there be any chance that I get sick or any spread illness to any of the small children that are unable to be vaccinated,” Brookline resident heather Kulbacki said.
“There is a level of comfort knowing that I am vaccinated, and I feel as though I’m now protected,” Veronica Jones, of Penn Hills, said.
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Any residents who were unable to make it to the clinic, the Health Department recommends that any person due for a measles vaccination schedule an appointment to get vaccinated through their medical provider or to the department’s Immunization Clinic located on the fourth floor of 425 First Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.MORE NEWS: Duolingo Doubling Office Space In East Liberty
There is no risk in getting a second vaccination if you aren’t sure if you’ve ever had one.