By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Allegheny County Health Department announced on Thursday they will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the Castle Shannon clinic starting next week.READ MORE: EU Regulator Finds Possible Link Between J&J Vaccine And Blood Clots, But Says Benefits Outweigh Risks
The county health department received four trays of the vaccination for first shots and while it is a two-shot series, the second shot can be given in a 21-to-42-day window.
Limited first dose appointments will be available at the Castle Shannon site for people 65 years and older and only on the week of March 1.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 4,577 New Coronavirus Cases, 77 More Deaths
Sign-ups to get the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the Castle Shannon VFD Banquet Hall will be open on the county website at 9:00 a.m. today.
No walk-ups or on-site registration will be permitted and anyone that does not fit the criteria will be turned away.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 389 New Coronavirus Cases, Increasing County Total To 94,501
More information and sign-ups can be found on the Allegheny County website.