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Attention: Phase 1a Vaccination Group Final Sweep

Richland, Bedford and Hyndman Family Health Centers are conducting a final sweep offering the COVID-19 Vaccine to all individual that fall into the Phase 1a group.

CEO, William Kurtycz states, “I want to do our due diligence in offering the vaccine to the Phase 1a group. It is imperative we close out Phase 1a, so that we can move to phase 1b in an expedited fashion. We are here for the community and want to vaccinate as many citizens as possible, however there is a process we must follow with the progression of the Phases”.

Please check what Phase Pennsylvania is currently in at prior to calling the center, as we are only scheduling for the current allowed groups.

Phase 1A is the first vaccine distribution step. The vaccine is currently being distributed to:

  • Emergency medical service personnel
  • Nurses
  • Nursing assistants
  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Dental hygienists
  • Chiropractors
  • Therapists
  • Phlebotomists
  • Pharmacists
  • Technicians
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Health professions students and trainees
  • Direct support professionals
  • Clinical personnel in school settings or correctional facilities
  • Contractual HCP not directly employed by the health care facility
  • Persons not directly involved in patient care but potentially exposed to infectious material that can transmit disease among or from health care personnel and patients
  • Persons ages 65 and older
  • Persons ages 16-64 with high-risk conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD
  • Down Syndrome
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
  • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but less than 40 kg/m2)
  • Severe Obesity (BMI greater than or equal 40 kg/m2)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Smoking
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Schedule a Vaccination

    Vaccination Form

    Once your inquiry for the Covid-19 vaccination is received, you will get a call when a vaccination becomes available. We ask for your patience throughout this process.

    RFHC Partners with the Jefferson Center

    1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health, alongside community partners, has officially launched the Community Care HUB (HUB) to improve the health outcomes of vulnerable populations in Cambria and Somerset counties.

    Population health is a collaborative and comprehensive approach to health that addresses the many things in our lives that impact health. It focuses on ‘up-stream’ issues that tend to prevent disease and enhance wellness. In population health, data is used to identify community needs, implement new strategies to address them, and measure the results in the community. Population Health strategies aim to impact behaviors, the environment, economics, education, nutrition, and anything that influences a person’s health.

    Specific Goals:

  • Eliminate barriers to being healthy by connecting people to resources when needed
  • Teach people how small behavioral changes can lead to big health changes
  • Use data analysis, or “big data,” to design social and community interventions
  • Recommend results-oriented solutions to complex public health issues
  • Lead recommended policy changes that support healthy living