HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Governor Wolf visited the COVID-19 drive-thru mass vaccination clinic for Dauphin County residents at Harrisburg Area Community College Tuesday.
The drive-thru clinic was developed in partnership with UPMC Pinnacle and Dauphin County. He was joined by UPMC Pinnacle President Phil Guarneschelli and Dauphin County Commissioners Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick III.
“We continue to make great strides in administering vaccinations in Pennsylvania. Sites like this mass vaccination clinic are able to vaccinate a thousand individuals in one day, ensuring we meet our goals of swiftly and safely getting vaccines into the arms of Pennsylvanians,” said Gov. Wolf. “As the vaccine supply grows, we will continue to expand our distribution of vaccine throughout the commonwealth.”
According to the CDC, as of Tuesday morning, March 30, Pennsylvania is ranked 12th in the country in terms of percentage of population that has received at least one dose.
“UPMC is proud to play a leading part in distributing and administering COVID-19 vaccines, efficiently, equitably, and safely. This drive through clinic in partnership with Dauphin County and Harrisburg Area Community College enables us to safely increase the number of people we can vaccinate, while being more accessible for those with mobility issues, and supporting physical distancing,” said Philip Guarneschelli, FACHE, president, UPMC Pinnacle.
“I want to thank the dedicated staff working here and everyone who had a hand in getting this site up and running,” said. Gov. Wolf. “Your efforts to protect your fellow Pennsylvanians are saving lives and making our communities safer. Large-capacity sites like this one are another great tool in our toolbox as we work to vaccinate Pennsylvanians as quickly as the federal vaccine supply will allow.”