COVID-19 vaccine available

The COVID-19 vaccine is available in Franklin County, and those eligible can get appointments this week.

That’s the word from WellSpan Health, owner of Chambersburg and Waynesboro Hospitals.

Appointments are available this week by visiting or by calling the COVID-19 Hotline at 855-851-3641. You do not need to be a WellSpan patient to get the shot. Currently they are available only to people in the 1a category approved by the Wolf administration, however.

COVID-19 vaccine available
Surgical ICU Nurse Madison Myers receives the COVID-19 vaccine at WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital in York.

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WellSpan is currently giving over 20,000 vaccinations a week across all of its vaccination sites in Franklin, Adams, Lancaster, Lebanon and York Counties. The health care organization will run Franklin County’s community clinic set to open the middle of April at Chambersburg Mall.

Wellspan needs 150 more Hope Squad volunteers for their mass vaccination efforts – sign up: Here

Finding appointments

Concerned Citizens of Franklin County also has a Website for local vaccine availability.

Community Uniting! and other groups are working to help by pairing those with internet competency and time to assist those who cannot get appointments. Contact them at if you are willing to help. Also let them know if you need help.

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Those that don’t mind traveling out of the county might be able to get a vaccination appointment at the Capital BlueCross and Rite Aid clinic in Harrisburg this week.

The health insurer and drugstore chain are hosting a clinic this week at Capital BlueCross’ TecPort offices in Harrisburg. Vaccinations at these clinics are by appointment only and can be made by calling Rite Aid’s scheduling center at 866-674-4659. You do not have to be a Capital BlueCross member or Rite Aid pharmacy customer to register.

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