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January 29, 2021
Heritage Valley Hosts
Mass Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
Heritage Valley Health System launched a mass COVID-19 vaccination effort of Phase 1A individuals in the community on Thursday, January 28 at the Community College of Beaver County Dome in Monaca, PA. Additional vaccination clinics are scheduled for February 9, 10, and 11 at the CCBC Dome and February 1, 8, 12, 15 and 16 at the side entrance of the Staples building (former Heritage Valley location) in Robinson Township. Individuals must be scheduled to obtain a vaccine at these locations.

Heritage Valley Health System received more than 31,000 registrations after releasing a COVID-19 vaccination registration link on January 22 to individuals in the Phase 1A category, which includes those 65 years of age and older and those ages 16 – 64 with serious health conditions that put them at greater risk for complications from COVID-19.

On Tuesday, January 26, Heritage Valley released 2,300 COVID-19 vaccine scheduling slots to community members in the Phase 1A group who had registered. The first wave of scheduling focused on individuals 80 years of age and older who reside in the Health System’s service area. All the scheduling slots were filled within 24 hours.

"The response we have had speaks volumes to how urgently people are seeking out the vaccine," said Norm Mitry, President and CEO, Heritage Valley Health System. "Currently, access to the vaccine is the only thing slowing us down. If we had a sufficient supply of vaccine, we could administer more than 500 doses per day, five days a week. We hope to receive a routine supply in the weeks ahead."

Dr. Michael Cratty, Chief Medical Officer at Heritage Valley Health System, indicated that the Health System is ordering vaccines on a regular basis in order to vaccinate as many patients as possible; however, there has been a delay in fulfilling the Health System's orders. "Once more vaccine is received, we will schedule additional vaccination clinics and open more scheduling slots to those who have registered with us,” added Dr. Cratty.

Eligible individuals on the COVID-19 Vaccine Registration list will be notified to schedule a date, time, and location to receive the vaccine once the next wave is activated. Heritage Valley Health System is following the Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines and focused on the most vulnerable segment of the population in the Health System's service area.
Heritage Valley hosted the first mass community vaccination clinic at the CCBC Dome on Thursday, January 28. More than 500 first doses were administered to those in the community, including (pictured above, top to bottom), Paulita and Fiorello Malit, Raylene Lucente, and Betty Rechel.
Register for the COVID-19 Vaccine
Heritage Valley Health System is asking individuals who are currently in the Phase 1A category and interested in receiving a vaccine to do the following:
  1. Register online at www.heritagevalley.org to be placed on our waiting list. The registration link is now available. (See below)
  2. As vaccine becomes available, Heritage Valley will contact those registered individuals, via email or text, to schedule appointments for their first and second doses.
  3. It is important that, after scheduling, individuals keep their appointments. 
Click below to register on the Heritage Valley website.
If you do not have access to a computer,
call 724.770.7555 to register.
Heritage Valley COVID-19 Testing

Patients are able to obtain COVID-19 testing at one of the seven ConvenientCare locations after completing a telehealth/telephone visit with a provider or by calling the Heritage Valley COVID Call Center at 724-773-4285. Once a telehealth visit is completed and the test ordered, patients will be directed to a ConvenientCare location for testing. Patients will be able to drive up to any of our seven ConvenientCare locations (Aliquippa, Center Twp., Chippewa, Edgeworth, Ellwood City, Robinson Twp., Calcutta, Ohio) -- and remain in their car while clinical staff come to the car and assist in the collection of the COVID-19 sample. 

Heritage Valley Health System continues to offer scheduled drive-thru COVID-19 and Flu testing in Beaver on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, the Health System is ceasing drive-thru testing at the Moon Township location. Nearby ConvenientCare locations in Robinson Township and Edgeworth are available to conduct testing after a telehealth call and an ordered test.
Patients must be at least 2 years old to be tested. After having samples taken, individuals are strongly encouraged to self-quarantine at home until the test results are received. To learn more about COVID-19 and Flu testing, click here