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September 3, 2021
Heritage Valley Health System's E-Connections newsletter is moving to a bi-weekly distribution. Our next issue will be Friday, September 17, 2021.
Be A Flu Fighter!
It’s hard to believe, but flu season is right around the corner! Beginning on September 20th, Heritage Valley will again be offering flu vaccines for patients 12 years and older at our seven ConvenientCare locations, seven days/week. No appointments are needed...
just walk in! 

In addition, we will be offering drive-through vaccines at the locations and times listed below. Please note that appointments are needed for these vaccines. More information on scheduling the drive-through flu vaccines will be included in the next edition of E-Connections.

Mondays & Wednesdays: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Beginning on September 20th)
Moon Township Location
935 Thorn Run Road
Moon Township, PA 15108

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Beginning on September 21st)
Beaver Location
2 Peartree Road
Beaver, PA 15009

If this is the first time that you’re getting a flu vaccine, we recommend that you receive your vaccine either in a ConvenientCare or your Heritage Valley physician’s office. 
There's Still Time To Get Vaxxed!
We continue to strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated, especially in light of the more contagious Delta variant. We are offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals ages 12 and up by appointment only at our Center Township ConvenientCare, which is located behind the Beaver Valley Mall in Monaca, and our Robinson Township ConvenientCare, located next to DSW Shoes and PNC Bank on Park Manor Boulevard.  

Please register online at heritagevalley.org or call
724-770-7555 for an appointment.  

We are currently offering first-dose vaccines on the following dates & times:

  • September 7, 8:00am - 3:30pm (Robinson Twp.)
  • September 9, 8:00am - 3:30pm (Center Twp.)
  • September 13, 8:00am - 3:30pm (Robinson Twp.)
  • September 14, 8:00am - 3:30pm (Center Twp.)

For vaccine information, click here.
For testing information, click here.
Are You Eligible for a Booster Vaccine?
At this time, the CDC is recommending that people who are severely immunocompromised receive a third dose or a booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. (The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is not yet authorized for an additional dose.) 
For those who are immunocompromised and want a booster vaccine, the CDC recommends waiting at least 28 days after receiving your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. It is preferable that you receive the same dose (Pfizer or Moderna), but doses can be mixed if your original vaccine is no longer available to you.  It is not necessary for your third dose to be administered at the same location as your original vaccines.
If you are immunocompromised and want to receive a booster vaccine, please call 724-770-7555 to schedule your appointment. These boosters will also be administered at the Center Township and Robinson Township ConvenientCare locations.
Breastfeeding Class and Support Group
Heritage Valley is offering a free Breastfeeding Class via Zoom on Sunday, September 12, at 3 pm. Led by a board-certified lactation consultant, the class provides participants with the opportunity to learn about breastfeeding and to share personal experiences. Heritage Valley also offers a breastfeeding support group that meets twice a month via Zoom. The Breastfeeding Moms Network meets each month on the first Wednesday from 10 am to 12 pm and on the third Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm. The next meeting in September will be held on the 15th (6 – 8 pm).

To register, please email edavidson@hvhs.org. To learn more about Heritage Valley Maternity Care, click here. 
Well done, School of Radiography Class of 2021!
Congratulations to our recent graduates of the Heritage Valley Kennedy/LaRoche University School of Radiography! Six students received their Certificates in Diagnostic Radiography on August 5, 2021, after completing a two-year program. Lori Fazio, Director of the School of Radiography, had this to say about her most recent students: “The Class of 2021 persevered through a pandemic, which gave them a new understanding of healthcare and a new meaning to the term ‘essential worker.’ This inspired them to help their patients even more.”