In an effort to increase the availability of COVID-19 vaccines for City residents, Penn State Health will host a new weekly walk-up clinic in downtown Reading.

The announcement was last Wednesday afternoon at a group press conference by Reading Mayor Eddie Moran, Joseph Frank, Interim Regional President, Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, and State Rep. Manny Guzmann at the Penn State Health St. Joseph downtown campus.

The walk-up vaccine clinic will be held every Wednesday, 12-6pm (while supplies last) on a first come, first serve basis. The clinic is free and no appointments or pre-registration is required.

With a line of people stretching around the building waiting to be vaccinated, Reading’s City Auditor, Maria Rodriguez, was given the ceremonial first shot at the clinic.

Up to 1,000 vaccines are expected to be available at each weekly clinic.

”I will not rest. I will not stop here. I will continue advocating to bring as many vaccines as possible to our communities” said Mayor Moran.

“I ask everyone to please, listen to the experts, ask your doctor about taking the shot, and get vaccinated.”

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