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Community vaccination site setting up in Franklin County

"This clinic will provide increased access to vaccines for all Franklin County residents.”

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In this file photo, people lined up outside of Mount Nittany Middle School where a mass vaccination clinic was held by Centre Volunteers in Medicine.

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In this file photo, people lined up outside of Mount Nittany Middle School where a mass vaccination clinic was held by Centre Volunteers in Medicine.

(Chambersburg) – Another mass vaccination site could be up and running in the midstate in the coming weeks.

Franklin County Commissioners are signing on to an agreement to build the facility in the former Burlington Coat Factory store in Greene Township.

It’s part of a partnership between county government, WellSpan Health and the Chambersburg Mall.

“Proximity to public transportation and parking availability were major factors for us in choosing a site,” said Commissioner John Flannery. “This is really an ideal location.”

Rabbittransit is offering free rides to and from vaccine appointments for anyone who needs it.

Eligible people can register through WellSpan Health or call 1-855-851-3641.

“This clinic will provide increased access to vaccines for all Franklin County residents,” stated Commissioner Bob Ziobrowski.

Commissioners hope the site will be operational by mid-April.

A similar site that opened in Lancaster earlier this week administered some 500 shots Wednesday. Last Saturday, a Cumberland County community vaccination site saw nearly 2,000 patients.

Plans are in the works to establish mass vaccination centers in York and Dauphin counties.

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