Hospitals in Mercer, Lawrence counties receive first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines


They arrived Thursday morning in Farrell, Grove City and New Castle

FARRELL, Pa. (WKBN) – The first local doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed Friday in parts of Mercer and Lawrence counties.

The viles arrived at hospitals in Farrell, Grove City and New Castle Thursday on dry ice to keep them cold.

They were dropped off around 10 a.m. at UPMC Horizon-Shenango Valley in Farrell, UPMC Jamison in New Castle and Grove City Hospital.

Another batch was supposed to go to UPMC Horizon in Greenville, though that has not been confirmed yet.

The vaccine is set to be administered to frontline doctors and nurses beginning at 6 a.m. Friday.

Sharon Regional Medical Center is hoping to get the vaccine either Monday or Tuesday, but has not received final confirmation.

We’ve still heard nothing definitive about the vaccine arriving in Youngstown. A spokesman for Mercy Health said they’re expecting the vaccine sometime early next week, but again, nothing is confirmed at this point.

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