New COVID vaccine clinic in Adams County helps those in need

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GETTYSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — With everyone being eligible for a COVID vaccine in Pa., there is hope on the horizon. But, there are also those who don’t know how to schedule their vaccine. Now, Pa. is sponsoring their first COVID-19 Mobile Response Unit.

The new unit, called CATE, offered shots Monday at the South Central Community Action Programs agency in Gettysburg. CATE stands for Community-Accessible Testing & Education, and its mission is to provide affordable and accessible COVID-19 to low-income, vulnerable communities across Pa.

Vaccines were available Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Organizers say they’ve had a steady flow of people. The idea was to reach people whose first language might not be English, or who might have had a hard time getting to a vaccination site, or navigating the appointment systems.

“We’re no barriers. No questions asked,” CATE Mobile Unit Project Manager Jean Cubilette said. “We have walk-ins available. So if you were interested to get a vaccine today and you don’t have an appointment, we’re here to help you.”

The next stop for the mobile vaccination unit will be at the Harrisburg BIC Church on May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A complete schedule can be found by clicking here.

On Friday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced the implementation of a free COVID-19 vaccine finder for Pennsylvanians.

The tool allows users to select their preference from the Moderna COVID vaccine, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID vaccine.

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