COVID-19 Vaccine

Erie County COVID-19 Vaccination Program

All information subject to change without immediate notice.

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.


Erie County Department of Health Mobile Vaccination and Booster Clinic

  • Jan. 21, Friday, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Northwestern High School, 200 Harthan Way, Albion
  • Jan. 25, Tuesday, 4 to 6 p.m. at Federated Church, 11995 E. Main St., East Springfield
  • Future clinics are being planned. Check back for updates.

Important info:

  • Indoors.
  • No insurance needed. For ages 5 and older.
  • Persons 17 years and younger must be accompanied by adult parent or guardian.
  • Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna available. Johnson and Johnson available while supplies last.

 

Additional information:

AHN Saint Vincent Hospital (Allegheny Health Network  Saint Vincent Hospital)

LECOM Institute for Successful Aging

Things to Know When Getting the Vaccine

Before

After

If having a bad reaction to the COVID-19 vaccination

  • contact your healthcare provider
  • report the adverse event using the following tools:

The COVID vaccine provides protection from the virus. However, it is still important that we continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic and keep Erie County safe.

  • Wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from those you don’t live with
  • Avoid crowds
  • Practice good health habits: wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, and wipe down high-touch surfaces

Vaccine Safety

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued emergency use authorization (EUA) for the following COVID-19 vaccines:

It has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (marketed under the name Comirnaty):

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Help

  • To assist seniors without internet access get the vaccine, contact
    • Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC)
      Senior Helpline at 814-459-4581 ext. 400

Resources