Guthrie Offers Expanded Eligibility at Sayre Vaccine Clinic

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Sayre, Pa. – Guthrie now has appointments available for individuals ages 16-64 with qualifying high-risk conditions as identified by the CDC, as well as all those who qualify under the state’s 1A, 1B and 1C phases.

Please note: Although New York State has opened vaccination eligibility up to all individuals age 16 and older, regardless of comorbidities, Guthrie’s vaccine clinic in Sayre will follow eligibility criteria for Pennsylvania. To see if you or your teen is eligible, visit the following link: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Vaccine/Pages/Vaccine.aspx#distribution

Beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, scheduling for all those eligible will open for appointments on the following days and times at the former Kmart building located at 2900 Elmira Street in Sayre. The vaccine being offered at this clinic will be Pfizer, the only brand that is FDA approved for use in teens ages 16-17.

  • Thursday, April 8, 1-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 14, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 15, 9 a.m. – to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, April 16, 9 a.m. – to 6 p.m.

Those who are eligible should schedule their appointment through eGuthrie, or by calling Centralized Scheduling at 866-488-4743. Those without an eGuthrie account may sign up for one, at eGuthrie.org.

Parental consent is required for those under the age of 18 to receive the vaccine. Consent can be given in one of two ways:

  • Parent may accompany child to the clinic to provide consent.
  • If teen attends alone, parent must be available to provide consent via phone.

A select number of walk-in vaccines will be available daily, beginning on April 14, at the Sayre vaccine clinic location only.

Dr. Philip Heavner, System Chair, Guthrie Pediatrics said, “With millions of doses already given, the vaccine has proven to be very safe and effective and it’s especially important for teens with underlying conditions to get vaccinated as soon as possible because they are most at risk for becoming sick, if infected with COVID-19.”

For the full video interview with Dr. Heavner, please click the following link: Pediatric COVID Vaccine Clinic Media Footage

For a comprehensive list of all Guthrie’s current vaccine clinic locations and how to schedule, visit: https://www.guthrie.org/safety-hospitals-and-clinics/covid-vaccine-information

For the health and safety of our patients, staff and community, Guthrie continues to have visitor restrictions in place, not allowing for in person media interviews. However, we encourage media outlets to make use of the footage provided in the link above.    

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from a twelve-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of four hospitals, including Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., with a campus in Towanda, Pa., Guthrie Corning Hospital in Corning, N.Y., Guthrie Troy Community Hospital in Troy, Pa., and Guthrie Cortland Medical Center in Cortland, N.Y., along with a research institute and home care/hospice. Guthrie’s multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers offers 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities in Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at seven convenient Med Supply Depot locations and provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves. 

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