Officials visit ‘Safe Summer’ COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Reading

The Pennsylvania departments of Health, and Human Services today highlighted a partnership between the agencies, health centers in Reading, and Medical Assistance managed care organizations to host vaccination clinics to encourage COVID-19 vaccination to make for a safer summer. Vaccines are available by appointment and walkup.

Wednesday afternoon, Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Denise Johnson, Andrew Barnes, Department of Human Services Executive Deputy Secretary, and Mayor Eddie Moran visited and toured the COVID-19 Safe Summer Vaccination Event at Berks County Community Health Center in the Oakbrook section of Reading.

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“As we head into the summer months, we all want to have a fun, safe summer without the risk of contracting a dangerous case of COVID-19,” said DHS Acting Secretary Meg Snead.

“If you have not yet been vaccinated or boosted against the virus, now is always a good time to take this step to protect yourself and help others around you slow transmission and protect against severe disease. Please take this step to protect yourself.”

“We continue to strongly urge Pennsylvanians to get up to date with their COVID-19 vaccine, as the vaccine provides strong protections against severe illness, hospitalization and death,” Acting Health Secretary Dr. Denise Johnson said.

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“Getting a booster shot is a key part of staying up to date, and now with FDA approval and impending CDC approval, children ages 5 through 11 are eligible for a booster shot.”

All approved COVID-19 vaccines will be available at the clinics. Clinics will take place through the week in Reading at the following locations: Thursday, May 19: 1110 Rockland Street – 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, May 20: 838 Penn Street – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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