BLAIRSVILLE (KDKA) – The Mainline Pharmacy Group will start administering the COVID-19 vaccine to targeted frontline workers.
The state announced vaccine eligibility for what they called targeted frontline workers and first responders, making Steve Pope of Mainline Pharmacy a very busy man.READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine To Remain In Limbo While Officials Seek More Evidence
Pope headed up the efforts by Mainline Pharmacy to get shots in arms at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Harrison City.
In addition to those already eligible in group 1A, the state announced a new group that can get the potentially life-saving shot. It includes law enforcement, firefighters, grocery and supermarket workers, food and agriculture workers, farmworkers, farm operators and farm managers.
Clinics are scheduled in Blair, Cambria, Indiana, Somerset and Westmoreland counties.READ MORE: Multiple Ballot Questions Face Voters In This Year's Primary
Kate Fafin works in food service. She told KDKA, “It’s a huge relief, especially when you’re out in the community. I think there’s a lot of (customers) surprised that we weren’t prioritized a little earlier. Definitely a question we’ve gotten.”
Julia Rizzo of Irwin tells us she also got the shot Wednesday as well as a sense of peace of mind.
“It’s nice knowing I’m safe treating people,” she said.
Mainline’s efforts to get first responders and targeted 1A group member continues. Bushy Run and Blairsville pharmacies have administered more than 50,000 doses.MORE NEWS: Parents Say Pine-Richland Head Football Coach Eric Kasperowicz And Entire Coaching Staff Will Not Return In Fall
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