COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates


COVID-19 Vaccine: Expanded Eligibility and Scheduling an Appointment

We hope that you are staying healthy and safe. Gateway is reaching out with an important update about the COVID-19 vaccine. Pennsylvania has recently expanded vaccine eligibility to all residents age 16 and older.

The change was effective April 13. We wanted to offer some helpful tips for our members. We will share information about how to find a local vaccine provider as the vaccine becomes more available.

The vaccine is free of charge for everyone. You will not pay any out of pocket costs. This is regardless of the vaccine provider you choose.

Why is it important that everyone gets vaccinated?  
The vaccine will help keep you from getting COVID-19. It will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic. This is according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.gov).

Be sure to coordinate directly with your doctor for any specific questions related to COVID-19 or the need for the vaccine.

Scheduling a COVID Vaccination Appointment
Many hospital networks are accepting vaccination appointments. So are community pharmacies. You can search for appointments online. Can’t schedule online? Some providers also offer direct phone numbers.

Click on the links below to search for appointments in your area. Most sites work best using a Chrome web browser.

General search tools

Hospital networks

Pharmacies

Government resources

Note: These websites are being shared as a courtesy. Gateway will continue to add more providers as they become available.

These sites are not directly affiliated with Gateway. We cannot guarantee the user experience of each site.

Vaccine supplies are still limited. You may not be able to immediately find an open appointment. Members are encouraged to check the sites often to search for open appointments.  

Need a ride to your vaccine appointment?
Check with a Gateway representative to see if you qualify for transportation assistance. Call the Gateway Member Service line at:

  • 1-800-392-1147 (Medicaid)
  • 1-800-685-5209 (Medicare)

TTY users call 711.

Vaccine Safety
The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. This is according to the CDC. Millions of people in the U.S. have received COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine safety here.

Frequently Asked Questions
We would like make sure you are aware of some helpful resources from the Federal government. Visit the CDC’s website for complete details.

Here you’ll find the latest frequently asked questions. You can also find vaccine education materials on this site.

We would also encourage you to visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s website.

Additional Resources
We are committed to caring for your overall health. We know that many of our members are facing difficult times. The Wholecare Resource Center is a way to search for community support resources. The tool is free to use. Go to: www.gatewayhealthplan.com/WRC     

You can find food, housing and transportation resources. You can also search for employment and mental health support programs. Many programs are available in your neighborhood for free. Some are available at a reduced cost. 

Please visit www.gatewayhealthplan.com/vaccine for the latest updates. You can also call the Gateway Member Service line at:

  • 1-800-392-1147 (Medicaid)
  • 1-800-685-5209 (Medicare)

TTY users call 711.

Information for Older Adults
It's especially important for you to get the COVID-19 vaccine if you are 65 or older. Older adults are at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. This is according to the CDC. Learn more here.

Continue to Follow COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines

  • If you need to leave your house, always wear a mask.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Wash your hands often.

The CDC recently released a new report about mask wearing. It provides options for wearing masks to better protect you and others. Wearing a disposable mask under a cloth mask can improve fit. It can also give you better protection. This is according to the new report.

Read the full guidance here for complete details.

Thank you and stay safe. 

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