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Commonwealth to hold clinic in Harrisburg to increase vaccine accessibility

The state will hold a vaccine clinic in the Riverfront Office Center on Aug. 31.

Pennsylvania is hoping to get some more shots into the arms of residents and state workers by making vaccines more accessible.

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Harrisburg on Aug. 31, and it’s open to the public.

“Getting vaccinated gives us the power to fight COVID-19 and provides the best protection against the COVID-19 virus and variants, including the highly transmissible Delta variant,” Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam said. “This event, and other vaccination clinics in communities across the state, provide an opportunity for you and your families to get vaccinated.”

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Riverfront Office Center, where PennDOT is located at 1101 S. Front St., the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be administered to adults 18 and older. No registration is necessary.

The Pfizer vaccine will be given to school-aged children 12 years of age and older. For that vaccine, second doses will need to be scheduled with the state Department of Health or another vaccine provider.

Those attending the clinic may enter through the customer entrance at the Riverfront Office Center.

“Our hope is that offering a vaccine clinic at our facility will make it easier and more convenient for our commonwealth employees, customers and community members to get vaccinated,” PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian said. “We hope all employees and community members and those coming to the ROC for services take full advantage of this opportunity.”

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