Allegheny County Offers Free Measles Vaccinations
One-day clinic for people who are at high risk for contracting measles
The Allegheny County (PA) Health Department announced Tuesday that a measles vaccination clinic will be offered tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8. This comes less than 24 hours after the department announced that a family of four, diagnosed with measles, had visited more public locations than first thought, putting anyone they came in contact with at risk of contracting the disease.
Only people who are at high risk for contracting measles are eligible for the free shot:
- Eligible: Individuals 12 months of age to 61 years of age who have not been vaccinated.
- Not eligible: Children under the age of 12 months of age, those born before 1957 (who have a natural immunity), anyone who has had measles, pregnant women, or those who are otherwise immunocompromised.
The clinic will be held on Wednesday, May 8, between the hours of 12-4 PM at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA (7140 Bennett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208). Vaccinations are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
If you need a measles vaccination and can't make it to tomorrow's clinic, you can get one from your doctor, or at the Health Department's immunization clinic, located at 425 First Avenue, Fourth Floor, in downtown Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA 15219 (entrance is on Cherry Way). Clinic hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9 AM-4 PM and on Wednesday: 1-8 PM.