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UPMC Partners with Bucktail Medical Center for Vaccinations

by UPMC

Recently, UPMC’s mobile integrated health team partnered with Bucktail Medical Center to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for nursing home residents at the facility. UPMC provided 16 first doses to these individuals and coordinated their appointments for their second doses.

“We know that residents living in long term and supportive care settings are particularly vulnerable to this virus,” said Ron Reynolds, president, UPMC Lock Haven and UPMC Muncy. “We need to work together to ensure that vaccines are readily available and that individuals who are high risk are protected. By partnering with Bucktail Medical Center, our health care organizations are setting the example of how together we can fight the spread of the virus and work toward restoring our communities.”

Sarah Schoonover
Sarah Schoonover smiles as she receives her COVID-19 vaccination from a member of UPMC’s mobile integrated health team at Bucktail Medical Center.

“We had 14 residents who were unable to vaccinate until now because they received monoclonal antibody treatment in January,” said Tm Reeves, CEO, Bucktail Medical Center. “In addition to these residents, we also had two employees receive their first doses from UPMC. Being able to partner with UPMC helps us keep our residents protected; without their support it would have been difficult to find vaccines for these individuals.”

UPMC is committed to delivering COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible, which is a critical step in controlling the pandemic and saving lives. Effective April 13, all Pennsylvanians 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule an appointment, visit vaccine.upmc.com. If you have limited access to online services, or you need assistance scheduling your vaccine appointment over the phone, please call 844-UPMCVAC (844-876-2822) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week.