The banner on the south facade of the Vaccinate Lancaster community vaccination center at Park City Mall. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)
The banner on the south facade of the Vaccinate Lancaster community vaccination center at Park City Mall. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

The Vaccinate Lancaster Covid-19 community vaccination center at Park City will offer the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine on a limited basis in coming days.

The center plans to offer about 800 in all of the J&J vaccine, also known as the Janssen vaccine, during three four-hour special clinics, as follows:

  • 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27
  • 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 4
  • 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5

 

Individuals age 18 and up are eligible. To schedule an appointment, visit VaccinateLancaster.org and select the "Janssen Vaccinate Lancaster" option.

A limited number of walk-in appointments for the Janssen/J&J vaccine clinics will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Meanwhile, the center continues to offer the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, both of which require two shots several weeks apart.

"We recognize that vaccination is not a one-size-fits-all solution," said Dr. Michael Ripchinski, site director for the center and chief clinical officer with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, lead healthcare partner of the Vaccinate Lancaster Coalition.

"Both the Pfizer and Janssen vaccines, as well as Moderna, are very effective at preventing severe or critical illness from COVID-19,” Ripchinski said. "Regardless of brand, what's most important is that you get vaccinated. We need everyone's help to finally end this pandemic."

The center is open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It will be closed this coming Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day.

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