As demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has declined, WellSpan Health is beginning the process of closing its County Community COVID-19 Vaccination sites in Adams and Franklin Counties.
The site, located at the Department of Emergency Services near Gettysburg, has begun phasing out vaccine appointments, with the last second dose appointment scheduled for July 1. At that point, all patients will receive their vaccines at WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital.
The long-term plan for COVID-19 vaccination appointments will be to eventually transition to WellSpan Medical Group practices.
WellSpan Health opened the joint partnership Community COVID-19 Vaccination Site in Gettysburg in March, as a way to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines across South Central Pennsylvania. Since opening, The Community COVID-19 Vaccination site has administered just under 16,000 doses of the vaccine.
The site, located at the Chambersburg Mall, will stop scheduling new first dose appointments effective June 15, with the last second dose appointments scheduled for July 13.
Beginning on June 16, first dose appointments in Franklin County will be scheduled at either WellSpan Family Medicine – Waynesboro or at WellSpan Health Campus, The Patrick O’Donnell Pavilion in Chambersburg. Walk-in hours will be available, as well as scheduled appointments.
By June 28, all other WellSpan Medical Group practices in Franklin County will make COVID-19 vaccine appointments available.
Since opening in April, The Community COVID-19 Vaccination Site in Chambersburg has administered nearly 4,000 doses of the vaccine.
Individuals who are still looking to make an appointment, can do so online or via phone:
1. Online at MyWellSpan.org
2. Online at www.wellspan.org/covid19/covid-19vaccine/
3. Call the COVID-19 hotline 1-855-851-3641
WellSpan’s vaccination effort also extends deep into our communities, with mobile vaccination teams focused on bringing it to at-risk neighborhoods, homebound patients, and other groups that may experience vaccine hesitancy.
To learn more, and to read fact-based educational content that may help to answer questions related to the vaccine, please visit www.wellspan.org/covid19/covid-19vaccine/.