Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Schuylkill Response, Recovery, & Renewal (RRR) Task Force Launches Operation Vaccination

As part of the collective efforts of the Schuylkill Response, Recovery, & Renewal (RRR) Task Force, a vaccination project, “Operation Vaccination”, was launched by the task force to encourage Schuylkill County students and community members to get vaccinated. 

The idea was presented in response to a discussion regarding the available vaccinations and need to prevent further transmission and contracting of COVID-19. 

The task force is hopeful that this proactive effort will decrease potential positive cases of our students and community residents. 

As part of Operation Vaccination, the following vaccination clinics have been scheduled: 

July 30, 2021
  • Schuylkill Haven High School Gymnasium, 4-6PM (Pfizer Vaccination)
  • Clinic for Schuylkill Haven & Blue Mountain
  • August 20, 4-6PM, Second Dose
  • Provided by LVHN
August 2, 2021
  • Saint Clair School District, 4-6PM (Pfizer Vaccination)
  • Clinic for Saint Clair
  • Second dose August 23 4-6PM
  • Provided by LVHN
August 3, 2021
  • Minersville Area School District (10-11am)(Pfizer Vaccination)
  • Clinic for Minersville
  • Provided by Rite Aid
August 10, 2021
  • Shenandoah Area School District Gymnasium, 4-6PM (Pfizer Vaccination)
  • Clinic for Mahanoy Area, North Schuylkill, & Shenandoah 
  • August 31, 4-6PM, Second Dose
  • Provided by St. Luke’s
August 4, 2021
  • Schuylkill County Fair, 2270 Fair Road, Schuylkill Haven
  • 4-7PM (Pfizer Vaccination)
  • Second Dose at Schuylkill LVHN Hospital (scheduled at your convenience)
  • Provided by LVHN
August 17, 2021
  • Pottsville Area School District, 10AM-12PM (Pfizer Vaccination)
  • Clinic for Pottsville Area (Second Dose)
  • Provided by Rite Aid
The RRR Task Force was established by the Schuylkill County Commissioners to engage local emergency management, healthcare, education, legislative and business leaders with the collective vision of providing “response, recovery, and renewal” to a community in need. 

The task force includes Commissioners Barron Hetherington, George Halcovage, & Gary Hess, John Matz (EMA), John Blickley (EMA), Pat Caulfield (Director of Schuylkill County Municipal Society), Atty. Glenn Roth (Asst. County Solicitor), Gary Bender (County Administrator), Michael Devlin (County Boroughs Association), Thomas Palamar (City of Pottsville), Stephanie Shirk (Penn State Cooperative Extension), Robert Carl (Schuylkill Chamber), Gabe Kamarousky (Geisinger, St. Luke’s), Wendy Lazo (St. Luke’s Miners Campus), William Reppy (LVHN), Darlene Robbins (Manufacturing), Frank Zukas (Schuylkill Economic Development), Kelly Malone (United Way), Deanna Orlowsky (Office of Senior Services), Elaine Gilbert (MH Developmental Services), Timothy Hale (Schuylkill County Housing Authority), Senator David Argall, Mike McCord, Representative Jerry Knowles, Representative Joe Kerwin, Representative Tim Twardzik, Christine Verdier (Chief of Staff at Senate of PA), Nathan Gerace for Congressman Daniel Mueser, Marta Gabriel for Senator Pat Toomey, Connor Corpora for Senator Bob Casey, & Dr. Gregory Koons (IU29). 

“The vaccination of students and community members needs to be a top priority as our students return to the schools and our residents return to the workforce.” said Wendy Lazo, President, St. Luke’s Miners Campus.