As we enter into Phase 2 of the Pennsylvania statewide vaccinations, it has recently been announced by Gov. Tom Wolf and the state health department that as of April 13, 2021, all PA residents 16 and above are eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment. 

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The decision to move the original eligibility date up from April 19 relied heavily on the amount of cases that have increased and with the majority of Pittsburgh bars, restaurants, and clubs reopening at 75% capacity (as of April 5), it’s important that the speed of the vaccine rollout is maintained. 

Pittsburgh residents have the option to choose from several vaccination clinics throughout the city offering the Pfizer-BioNTech and/or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The most common vaccine being offered is the Pfizer-BioNTech, given in two doses 21 days apart, and had a 95% effective rate during clinical trials. The easiest way to find a vaccine near you is to use the Pennsylvania Vaccine Provider Map on the PA Department of Health website or call the  Health Hotline at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).

After receiving the vaccine the CDC encourages everyone to continue to wear masks, wash their hands, and avoid small and intimate or large gatherings where social distancing is not possible. 

For more information regarding the Covid-19 Vaccine and how to prevent Covid from spreading even after vaccination visit

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Rebecca Hansborough

Rebecca is a Pittsburgh transplant of five years with experience in content writing, social media management, public relations, web editing, and much more. Her passion for food inspired her to create an Instagram based food blog that shares a combination of local cuisine and homemade meals. When she’s not focusing on food, she also enjoys the Pittsburgh arts and entertainment scene, from Broadway shows, music festivals, to gallery crawls. She is excited to share her love for all things Pittsburgh with future readers!

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