How You Can Get Your Vaccine Through Allegheny County’s New Registration Site
The health department opened the site to the public late Thursday.
Looking for an easier way to make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccination? Allegheny County says it has the solution in its new vaccine registration system that’s now online, ready to schedule appointments at vax4.alleghenycounty.us.
Users will be able to schedule first doses, second doses, reschedule appointments and cancel appointments, according to a news release. If choosing the “schedule first dose” option, the user will answer four questions that gauge vaccine eligibility and assess the person’s health. If the user is currently eligible for vaccination, and appointments are available, the next step will be to select an appointment.
For those not yet eligible, or if no appointments are immediately available, you can pre-register and will be notified by email or text when appointments become available. Those who pre-register will be given priority to schedule an appointment for 48 hours before the remaining appointments are opened to the general public.
Individuals who previously received their first dose from the Health Department and have not yet scheduled their second dose appointment will be emailed a first dose appointment number, which is necessary for scheduling. Users may select the “schedule second dose” option and, after providing confirming information including the appointment number, may schedule themselves in any clinic for which they are eligible.
Anyone without computer access can call 2-1-1 for help in scheduling.
Allegheny County’s new registration site is for vaccinations administered by the health department. Appointments with health care providers such as UPMC, AHN and pharmacies must be made through those individual systems.