COVID-19 Vaccine

Below you will find information related to the COVID-19 Vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Walk-Ins

WHS will now be accepting anyone age 12 or older for WALK-INS during open hours at all of our clinic locations.

WHS Washington Hospital

155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301 (Stout Conference Center)

DateTime
Friday, June 4th9:00-11:30 AM and 1:00-5:00 PM
Saturday, June 5th9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Tuesday, June 8th9:00-11:30 AM and 1:00-6:00 PM
Thursday, June 10th9:00-11:30 AM and 1:00-6:00 PM
Friday, June 11th9:00-11:30 AM and 1:00-5:00 PM
Tuesday, June 15th9:00-11:30 AM and 1:00-6:00 PM
Tuesday, June 22nd9:00-11:30 AM and 1:00-5:30 PM
Friday, June 25th1:00-5:00 PM
Tuesday, June 29th9:00-11:30 AM and 1:00-6:00 PM

Peters Township Community Recreation Center

Side Entrance – Follow Signs 700 Meredith Dr, Venetia, PA 15367

DateTime
Wednesday, June 9th1:00-6:00 PM
Thursday, June 10th9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Wednesday, June 16th1:00-6:00 PM
Thursday, June 17th9:00 AM-11:30AM
Wednesday, June 23rd1:00-5:00 PM
Thursday, June 24th9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Wednesday, June 30th1:00-6:00 PM

WHS Greene

Wellness Center Entrance – Lower Level 350 Bonar Ave, Waynesburg, PA 15370

DateTime
Wednesday, June 9th8:00-11:30 AM
Wednesday, June 16th8:00 AM-11:00AM
Wednesday, June 23rd8:00-10:00 AM
Wednesday, June 30th8:00-10:00 AM

Consent Form

To download the consent form, click here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Education

COVID-19 vaccinations offer many benefits to you and your employees. This is one of many tools we can use to keep our community and local workforce safe.

For printable vaccine education, click the links below:

Hand washing poster from PA Dept of Health (Download here)

If you would like to receive updates regarding COVID-19 vaccines and phased roll outs, please sign up for our e-blast at whs.org/covid.

At WHS, we follow all established guidelines set by the PA Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A

Questions and Answers

No, it does not contain a live virus. You will not test positive from receiving the vaccine.

While COVID-19 vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use. Learn how federal partners are working together to ensure the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

According to FDA, the double-blinded, placebo-controlled study of about 44,000 people revealed that the vaccine is 95% effective at preventing Covid-19, with no serious side effects—although many vaccine recipients reported moderate, flu-like symptoms after their second dose.

We recommend reading the article “Is Pfizer’s vaccine safe and effective? Our 8 biggest questions, answered.

The vaccine does not contain a live virus. These symptoms are normal and do not mean you have contracted COVID. They are a sign that the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19.

You’ll be monitored for approx. 15 minutes after getting a COVID-19 vaccine to see if you have an immediate reaction. Most side effects are mild and happen within the first three days after vaccination and typically last only one to two days.

These side effects include:

  • Pain, redness or swelling where the shot was given
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Joint pain

The COVID-19 vaccine may cause side effects similar to signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and you develop symptoms more than three days after getting vaccinated or the symptoms last more than two days, self-isolate and get tested.

The COVID Vaccine had been given EUA to make the vaccine available as quickly as possible. EUA does not mean that safety was compromised or that the vaccine somehow skipped deep analysis and testing. It simply means that this vaccine was prioritized above all others and that multiple steps worked in parallel together.

There are only 2 ways to develop herd immunity against this virus. One is exposure to the virus itself and the other is vaccination. The risk of active infection is that it can cause serious morbidity and mortality in high risk individuals. The option of vaccination is safe and very effective in all the studies done so far. While eradication is not likely with vaccination alone, it will create enough immunity in the community to prevent serious infections, hospitalizations and hopefully transmission to eventually lead to a more normal life down the line.

At this time it is unclear how long the immunity from natural infection last and there have been cases of reinfection reported. It is currently believed that immunity from vaccination last longer than natural infection. It is therefore recommended that even people with prior COVID-19 infection should receive the vaccination when offered to them.

No. Influenza viruses and coronaviruses are different, so the flu vaccine does not protect against coronavirus.

It depends on which vaccine you are given. The Pfizer vaccine will be given 3 weeks apart and the Moderna vaccine is 4 weeks apart. If you received your shot through WHS, you will be scheduled for your next shot while you are in the building receiving your first.

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