By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Allegheny Health Network and Highmark Health are making sure that everyone has access to COVID-19 vaccinations, especially those in underserved neighborhoods.READ MORE: Barrel And Flow Fest Calls For Boycott Of Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh, Alleges Racism
On Saturday, they brought the vaccine to the Thelma Lovette Y in the Hill District.
That clinic was open to anyone and had a pretty solid turnout.
Meanwhile, kids ages 12 and up were able to get vaccinated at the Imani Christian Academy.READ MORE: Clairton Football Team Deals With Fallout Of Recent Violence
There, as an incentive, the first 50 people who got vaccinated were given $20.
We spoke with some people at the clinics on why they wanted to get vaccinated.
“With the delta variant, I think that’s what sealed the deal for me to get myself and my son protected because it does seem to be affecting children a lot more than it had been previously,” said Jennifer Dawson. “I thought it was important with schools opening back up, I had to do it to protect myself and my child.”
“It could’ve been more of a risk to get COVID if I didn’t get the vaccine, so I’m just happy I’m going to be safe and keep everyone else safe,” said Deston Hebbard, Jennifer’s son.MORE NEWS: Balloon Release Held For Steven Eason, The 15-Year-Old Central Catholic Student Shot And Killed At Haunted Hills Hayride
Allegheny Health Network says so far it has administered more than 360,000 doses.