Tuesday, November 09, 2021

AHN Pediatric Institute Kicks Off COVID-19 Vaccine Administration to Kids Aged 5 to 11

Network to Host AHN Pediatrician on Facebook Live Session Tonight Responding to Questions from Local Community Members and Families about Latest Vaccination Milestone

PITTSBURGH – Allegheny Health Network’s (AHN) Pediatric Institute kicked off its extensive COVID-19 vaccination campaign for newly eligible kids aged 5 to 11 this week. Following the emergency use authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine series by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last Tuesday, AHN released vaccine appointment slots for families on Friday and began administration to established AHN patients across its pediatric offices on Monday.

For established pediatric patients at AHN, parents/guardians may schedule vaccination appointments for children by calling their regular pediatrician’s office or accessing their MyChart accounts.

AHN Pediatric Institute will also host a series of community COVID-19 vaccination events this month. The following clinics are open to the public by appointment only and will be strictly designated for the newly eligible pediatric group.

Parents and guardians can schedule appointments by visiting the Network’s online scheduling portal at ahn.org/coronavirus/vaccine/schedule or via MyChart.

  • Saturday, November 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Allegheny General HospitalHemlock Building (320 East North Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Northside)
  • Saturday, November 20 from 8 a.m. to noon at AHN Pediatrics – Chartiers Office (1370 Washington Pike -- Suite 107 in Bridgeville)
  • Saturday, November 20 from 8 a.m. to noon at AHN Pediatrics – Arcadia Office (9795 Perry Highway in Wexford)

AHN’s vaccine distribution plan will continue to be carried out in accordance with the recommendations of the national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health. The Network expects to vaccinate approximately 300 children at each public vaccination clinic in the weeks to come.

AHN strongly urges parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated as soon as its available to them and encourage anyone with questions or concerns to contact their local pediatrician for further guidance. To that end, AHN will also host local pediatrician, Ned Ketyer, MD, tonight at 7 p.m. on a Facebook live session to respond to recent questions submitted by area families and community members regarding this latest vaccination milestone. To tune in, visit facebook.com/AHNPediatrics.

For more information on AHN or to access COVID-19 FAQs for both adult and pediatric populations, please visit ahn.org.


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