Shelley Kay Nulph
Public and Community Relations Manager
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
The prospects for military veterans staying COVID-free are getting better. The Veteran’s Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) will host vaccination clinics inside the former Sears building at Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville, Ohio. On Saturday, March 20 and Saturday, April 10, eligible veterans will be able to avail themselves of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine requires two doses given approximately 21 days apart at the same location. The first dose will be administered on March 20 and the second on April 10.
To schedule an appointment, Eligible Veterans should call the Belmont County VA Outpatient Clinic at 740-695-9321 at their earliest opportunity. VAPHS can only accommodate a limited number of Veterans during this clinic. Veterans will be scheduled in the order in which they make contact for an appointment.
Eligible Veterans are:
- 55 years or older
- eligible for and enrolled in VA health care
- receive health care at a VA Pittsburgh facility (including outpatient clinics)
- have NOT had any vaccinations in the past 14 days.
VAPHS cannot at this time provide the vaccine to civilians, including spouses and dependents, or Veterans who do not meet all four of the criteria listed above.
The Ohio Valley Mall is located on I-70, Exit 218-Mall Road, in St. Clairsville, Ohio. It features more than 100 fine retailers, restaurateurs and hotels. Ohio Valley Mall is owned and managed as part of the Cafaro family of companies, based in Niles, Ohio. One of the nation’s largest privately held shopping center developers, the Cafaro organization has developed and managed more than 30 million square feet of commercial real estate in 14 states. For more information visit www.cafarocompany.com and www.ohiovalleymall.net.