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Department of Health and PA State Association of County Fairs Unite to Offer Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

08/04/2021

Harrisburg, PA - The Wolf Administration today announced a partnership with Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs to offer free COVID-19 vaccines and educational resources at fairs across the commonwealth.

“We continue to see Pennsylvanians infected with COVID-19, which reinforces the importance for people to get vaccinated as soon as possible,” Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam said. “We are excited to partner with Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs to offer vaccines to attendees.” 

Individuals can get a free COVID-19 vaccine at these county fairs:

FairDatesTimesVaccine Provider
Schuylkill County Fair

Aug. 4

 

Aug. 5

4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

 

2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Wayne County FairAug. 6-143 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Wayne Memorial Hospital
Penn State's Ag Progress Days
(Centre County)

Aug. 10

Aug. 11

Aug. 12

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Crawford County Fair Aug. 25-2610 a.m. – 5 p.m.Meadville Medical Center


Consult with the vaccine providers on site about which of the three vaccines (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson) will be available at each fair. No registration is needed, and photo IDs are not required.  

Additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics at county fairs are currently being planned. County fairs interested in offering a COVID-19 vaccination clinic and or distributing COVID-19 educational resources to fair-goers should contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

“Pennsylvania is back and so are the more than 100 agricultural fairs that offer a chance to thank the farmers that feed us today and grow agriculturalists to feed us tomorrow,” said Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “This return to normal should not be taken for granted though, Pennsylvanians have worked hard to get us here and should not let their guard down. It’s for this reason that I’m thrilled to see this partnership between the fairs and Department of Health come to fruition, it’s one more opportunity for Pennsylvanians to take advantage of another weapon of defense against COVID-19 to protect this return to normal.”

“We’re happy some of our member fairs have the ability to accommodate COVID-19 vaccination clinics during their individual fair events and participate in the statewide effort to provide vaccinations in our rural communities,” Harry Reffner, Secretary-Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Association of County Fairs said.

The Department of Health is working to ensure the vaccine is provided in a way that is ethical, equitable and efficient to all Pennsylvanians:

·         All Pennsylvanians age 12 and older are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Use Vaccine Finder to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you.

  • Text your zip code to GETVAX (438829) for English, or VACUNA (822862) for Spanish and receive three possible COVID vaccination sites in your area, with phone numbers to call for an appointment.

·         A commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains the current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.

·         Vaccine dashboard data can also be found on the website to find more information on the doses administered and showcase demographic information.

  • The Unite Against COVID Weekly Update is a round-up of news you can use and answers to your most pressing vaccine questions – delivered directly to your inbox every week.

·         Frequently asked questions can be found here.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark O'Neill - ra-dhpressoffice@pa.gov

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