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WGH to pause virus shots

There are some changes in the COVID-19 vaccination scene in Warren County.

Warren General Hospital is no longer accepting registrations for first doses.

“WGH was stood up to handle mass inoculations and large clinics,” Chief Nursing Officer Joe Akif said. “With diminishing requests for vaccinations, and an abundance of vaccines at local pharmacies, we will be pausing our efforts.”

“If for some reason there is a need to ramp up again, Warren General stands ready,” Akif said. “We want to thank all of our partners in industry and residents of Warren County for your patience and understanding as we all addressed this pandemic together.”

More than 20,000 doses have been given to Warren County residents and volunteers and staff at Warren General were involved in administering more than 7,000.

With Warren General stepping aside, the following pharmacies are the points of contact for residents looking for vaccines: Gaughn’s, Darling’s, Tops, CVS, and Walmart.

Gaughn’s announced this week that is has both the Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines available. Appointments may be made by visiting the Gaughn’s website or Facebook page or by contacting the Area Agency on Aging at (814) 723-3763 for assistance.

Appointments at Darling’s Sugar Grove Pharmacy are available through healthmart.com and at the other pharmacies by visiting their websites.

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