By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Heinz Field COVID-19 vaccine clinic offered more appointments that filled up within hours of becoming availabe.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports 7,606 New Cases, 100 More Deaths
Giant Eagle announced that it’s extending the clinic after “an overwhelmingly positive response.” Additional appointments will be made available through Giant Eagle’s online scheduling tool.
These appointments will be for March 8 through March 9, and they’ll be available Friday afternoon. A spokesperson for Giant Eagle said around 3 p.m. Friday that all the appointments had been filled.
Giant Eagle says more appointments may be added as vaccine is received.
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The clinic kicked off this week. Giant Eagle said more than 4,000 people will get the shot between Tuesday and Friday.
It’s for people in Pennsylvania’s Phase 1A. Appointments can be made here.
Allegheny Health Network and Dick’s Sporting Goods are also setting up a mass coronavirus vaccination site to vaccinate more than 5,000 people in Phase 1A.
Appointments have already been filled for Friday’s clinic, which is at the company’s corporate office in Coraopolis. No walk-ins will be accepted.MORE NEWS: Trevor Noah To Host 'The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards' On CBS
According to a release, the clinic is the “largest, single-day COVID-19 vaccination clinic to date in the greater western Pennsylvania region.”