COVID-19 Vaccine

Fayette County COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce Debuts Registry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 8, 2021

Uniontown, PA – The Fayette County COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce unveiled its new vaccination registry during a press conference Monday at the Uniontown Mall.

Created by county technology contractor Ford Business Machines, the registry will be used to schedule citizens for upcoming clinics, ensuring all who wish to receive the vaccine will have access to it.

To sign up, visit www.fayettecountypa.org and click on the yellow COVID-19 box. Then choose “Individual Registration” and complete the registration form. Once submitted, information will be added to the list of vaccine requests.

The task force is currently administering the vaccine to those eligible under Phase 1A and 1A+ classifications. Those who register will be contacted by a partner provider to schedule their vaccination appointment.

The press conference took place during the task force’s inaugural vaccination clinic, hosted by WVU Medicine Uniontown Hospital. Various task force representatives spoke about how the registry will streamline Fayette County’s vaccination process, including:

• State Sen. Pat Stefano.
• Fayette Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Muriel Nuttall.
• Fayette County Emergency Management Agency representatives.
• WVU Medicine Uniontown Hospital President and CEO Dr. David Hess.
• Fayette County Commissioners.

WVU Medicine Uniontown Hospital clinics will continue throughout the week by scheduled appointment. Additional vaccination clinics are being established through Highlands Hospital and for our local veteran community.

All clinics are by appointment only and will focus entirely on Phase 1A and 1A+ classified citizens.

Directed by Fayette EMA and the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, the task force was created in January to ensure Fayette County residents have organized access to the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available. Members are working with partner providers, in accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA-DOH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines to organize agencies, businesses and individuals into required groups.

Current partner providers include WVU Medicine Uniontown Hospital, Highlands Hospital, Centerville Clinics, Cornerstone Care, Oak Valley Medical, Hunter Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Giant Eagle and Perry Drug.

For more information about the Fayette County COVID-19 Vaccination Task Force, access the latest official fact sheet at www.fayettecountypa.org. Vaccine details are also available at www.PA.gov.

Additionally, citizens may call the task force hotline at 724-466-4142, or email covidinfo@fcema.org to receive the most up-to-date vaccination information.

To learn more about Fayette County, visit www.FayetteCountyPA.org.

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This communication is part of the Fayette County PR Initiative, which is funded through the Fayette County Local Share Account (LSA) and Hotel Tax Grants in cooperation with the Fayette County Board of Commissioners, Fayette Chamber of Commerce, The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Fayette, The Redstone Foundation and other partners. This funding has been designated for the continued promotion and marketing of Fayette County, PA.

For more information, contact Muriel Nuttall, Fayette Chamber Executive Director, at 724-437-4571, mnuttall@fayettechamber.com or Kristi Rooker Kassimer, Public Relations Specialist, at 412-691-0262, kkassimer@fayettecountypa.info or Kaylie Moore, Community Relations Coordinator, at 724-430-1200 Ext. 1611, kmoore@fayettepa.org.

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