COVID-19 Vaccine

Erie County COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Updated Nov 9, 2021

What You Should Know

  • All COVID-19 vaccines are FREE!
  • You do NOT need to have insurance to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Immigration status will NOT be asked when you get your COVID-19 vaccine.
  • All Pennsylvanians ages 5 and older are eligible to be vaccinated.
  • To find COVID-19 providers near you:
    • text your ZIP Code to 438829 (English) or 822862 (Spanish), standard text messaging fees may apply
    • visit vaccines.gov
    • call 1-800-232-0233
  • Not all sites may can provide vaccinations for 5 to 11 year-olds, call ahead to confirm first.
  • Homebound individuals who want to be vaccinated can call 814-566-4184 or 814-844-3155.

*Note that at this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is approved for those ages 5 to 17.


The Erie County Department of Health is currently partnering with the LECOM Institute for Successful Aging and AHN St. Vincent to conduct COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

Erie County Department of Health Mobile Clinic

For 12 and older. Does not provide vaccinations for 5 to 11 year-olds.

AHN/St. Vincent

LECOM Institute for Successful Aging

Information about Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine

Information Following Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine

How Can I Help?

  • I want to provide COVID-19 vaccines.
  • If you know a senior without internet access who needs assistance getting the vaccine, please contact the Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC). GECAC can help seniors confirm if they qualify for the vaccine, locate a doctor, and set up an appointment.
    • Contact GECAC’s Senior Helpline at 814-459-4581, ext. 400.

Frequently Asked Questions

Vaccine Safety Information

  • The first thing you should do if you believe you have, or are currently experiencing, a bad reaction to the COVID-19 vaccination is to contact your healthcare provider. You can then report the adverse event using the following tools:
    • Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
      • VAERS is a national system that collects data on adverse events that happen after a vaccination.
      • An adverse event can be reported to this system online or using a fill-able PDF form.
      • If you need additional help submitting a report, you can email info@VAERS.org or call 1-800-822-7967.
    • CDC V-Safe App
      • “V-safe” is a new smartphone-based tool from the CDC that will check in on your health after you receive a COVID-19 vaccine. You will receive instructions on how to enroll after receiving the vaccine.
      • Register for v-safe.
  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued emergency use authorization (EUA) for two COVID-19 vaccines and approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (which is marketed under the name Comirnaty):

Additional Resources