Hospitals in Mercer County and New Castle all received special deliveries Thursday morning.
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine arrived Thursday to UPMC Horizon Shenango Valley and Greenville, along with AHN Grove City Hospital and UPMC Jameson in New Castle.
The UPMC deliveries were made by UPS delivery, as the vaccine's rollout continued this week. The first vaccinations were given Monday morning to front line staff in hospitals around the country.
Officials from AHN Grove City and UPMC's hospitals in Greenville, Farrell and New Castle said they would begin administering the vaccine Friday to front-line health workers.
In the region, the first vaccine shots were administered to five UPMC employees in front of personnel and media members at UPMC Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.