The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have granted full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for everyone 16 years of age and older. The vaccine is also available under emergency use authorization (EUA) for individuals 5 through 15 years of age.
St. Clair’s vaccination clinic administers the Pfizer vaccine and operates by appointment only. Due to the high demand, vaccine appointments may fill quickly. If you are unable to schedule at St. Clair, you are encouraged to visit www.vaccines.gov to find other local facilities offering the COVID-19 vaccine.
On Wednesday, 8/31, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized updated COVID-19 vaccine booster shots from Moderna and Pfizer. Both are bivalent vaccines that combine the companies’ original vaccine with one that targets the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron variant. The vaccines have been approved by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and can now be administered once available in the market. The original, monovalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are NO LONGER authorized as booster doses for healthy individuals 12 years of age and older. However, the original Pfizer and Moderna monovalent vaccines remain effective and will continue to be utilized for the primary immunization series.
As of 8/31/2022, St. Clair will temporarily suspend the booster shot program until the newly approved Pfizer bivalent vaccine is received. If you had an appointment to receive a booster shot in the next few weeks, those appointments are canceled at this time. We will provide more details as they become available regarding the updated boosters.
For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you are eligible for a booster shot at six months or more after your initial series if you are 12 years or older. If you previously received the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine, you are eligible for a booster two months after receiving the initial shot.
In regards to a second booster shot, individuals who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, you are eligible for a second booster if you are 50+ years-old or 12+ years-old with a immunocompromised condition and it’s been over four months after your first booster shot. If you previously received the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine or Moderna, you are eligible for a second booster shot if you are 50+ years-old or 18+ years-old with a immunocompromised condition and it’s been over four months after your first booster shot.
To schedule an appointment to receive the Pfizer-BioN Tech vaccine at St. Clair Health, click here. St. Clair only administers the vaccine to individuals 12 years of age and older. If you are younger than age 18, a parent or guardian must accompany you to the appointment to consent for vaccine administration.
Vaccines are administered at the St. Clair Health Urgent Care located in the Village Square Outpatient Center at 2000 Oxford Drive, Suite 100, Bethel Park, PA 15102.
If you’re having difficulty scheduling online, call 412.942.8800 to be connected to Urgent Care. Our staff will assist you with scheduling your appointment. If the line is busy and you are directed to the voicemail, please leave your full name, address, date of birth, and phone number and our staff will be in contact with you soon. Note that the volume of calls are high, and you may not be able to get through initially. In that case, please try again later.
Note that this phone number is only for the purpose of requesting to register to receive the vaccine. If you have any other questions or health concerns, please call your primary care physician or schedule a telemedicine appointment with our urgent care. Click here for more information on telemedicine at St. Clair.
Thank you for your patience as we schedule vaccinations as fast as our supply allows. To date, St. Clair has distributed more than 30,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, including 99.9% of the first dose supply it has received from the government.
St. Clair Health and Walgreens are working together to ensure our community is receiving exceptional care and access to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
To schedule an appointment to receive the Pfizer-BioN Tech vaccine at your local Wagreens, click here. If you are younger than age 18, a parent or guardian must accompany you to the appointment to consent for vaccine administration. Walgreens is administering pediatric doses at the following locations:
We are proud to partner with senior living facilities, churches and other community partners in our service area, and are now conducting vaccination clinics on their campuses as supply allows. To date, we have administered vaccine at St. Thomas More Manor, Goodwill Manor, Goodwill Villa, Germaine Harbor, Dorchester of Mt. Lebanon, Bridgeville Towers, Honus Wagner, Beechview Manor, Twin Towers, Dormont Place, Leo Meyer Manor, Sto-Rox Plaza, Noble Towers, Attawheed Islamic Center, 84 Lumber, and the Carnegie Boys & Girls Club. See below for photos and videos from our recent clinics.
St. Clair experts compiled answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the COVID-19 Vaccine. Click here to read the FAQs.
As western Pennsylvania’s exclusive member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, we also have access to Mayo’s experts. Click here for additional vaccine-related guidance.
CDC continues to recommend that all eligible adults, adolescents, and children 5 and older be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, which includes getting an initial booster when eligible. Click here to review the recommendations.