Walberg Family Pharmacies has scheduled another COVID-19 vaccine clinic for Monday, March 1 at the Conneaut Lake Middle School on 10331 US Hwy #6 in Conneaut Lake, PA. This clinic will be for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and will run from 7AM-5 PM. As of today, this clinic is open to residents of Mercer and Crawford counties.
Pre-registration for a vaccine appointment must be done online at www.walbergfamilypharmacies.com. Appointments are required for a dose to be reserved and registration will open today. Attendees should arrive as close to their scheduled time as possible.
Walk-ins will also be accepted according to the following schedule:
Those 75 & older from 9AM-11AM
Those 65 & older from 11AM-1PM
Those 16 & older with an underlying condition (as listed in Phase 1A) from 1PM-3PM
“We are trying to accommodate as many folks as possible while following the state guidelines and running efficient clinics. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation with the scheduling and their continued patience while we get our community vaccinated,” added Bretton Walberg, owner of Walberg Family Pharmacies.
Pennsylvania is taking a phased approach to distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. Phases are based on availability of the vaccine, as well as risk level of the patient. We are currently inPhase 1A which is the first step in vaccine distribution. Phase 1A includes:
- Long-term care facility residents
- Health care personnel including, but not limited to:
- Emergency medical service personnel
- Nursing assistants
- Dental hygienists
- Pharmacy technicians
- Health professions students and trainees
- Direct support professionals
- Clinical personnel in school settings or correctional facilities
- Contractual HCP not directly employed by the health care facility
- Persons not directly involved in patient care but potentially exposed to infectious material that can transmit disease among or from health care personnel and patients
- Persons age 65 and older
- Persons age 16-64 with high-risk conditions:
- Chronic kidney disease
- Down Syndrome
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
- Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
- Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
At Walberg’s scheduled clinics, patients will receive a vaccine card when they receive their first dose. This card will indicate when they are due for their second vaccine dose. Anyone who has already received their first COVID-19 vaccine from Walberg Family Pharmacies, should watch the website at www.walbergfamilypharmacies.com or visit their Facebook pages for updates to the vaccine schedule.
As a reminder, the vaccines are not interchangeable. If you received the Moderna vaccine for your first dose, you must get the Moderna vaccine for dose two. The same applies for Pfizer.
The locally owned pharmacy group has administered 15,593 vaccines to date.
Drive-thru service is available at the company’s Greenville, Reynolds and Sharon Pharmacies and curbside service is offered at all locations to give customers the option to receive their medications and necessities without stepping foot in the store. The company also offers free delivery of prescriptions, home medical equipment and over-the-counter items making it easy for patients to stay home and stay healthy.
Walberg Family Pharmacies also offers free COVID-19 testing. Patients can register a private account on doineedacovid19test.com to schedule a test at their convenience. Results are available in 3-5 business days. The pharmacies plan to continue this testing, as long as there is a need.