COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Now that there are authorized and recommended vaccines to prevent COVID-19 in the United States, below are resources with helpful information about the new COVID-19 Vaccination Program and COVID-19 vaccines.
January 19th Update to PA Department of Health Interim Vaccine Plan:
The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced two additional categories of eligible individuals to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as part of Phase 1A. Now, all individuals 65 and older, and individuals ages 16-64 with certain medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus, are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. The Departments’ Updated Interim Vaccine Plan can be found here.
Those conditions are outlined by the CDC here and include: Cancer; Chronic kidney disease; COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease); Down Syndrome; Heart conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies; Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant, blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines; Obesity; Severe Obesity; Pregnancy; Sickle cell disease; Smoking; and Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
If you are part of a group that is eligible for vaccination, you can use the Pennsylvania Vaccine Provider Map to find a place to schedule your vaccine. Contact the vaccine provider of your choice directly to schedule an appointment. This map will be updated as more locations receive vaccine. Although a provider may have received vaccine, there is no guarantee that they have open appointments as supply is still very limited. Check back frequently as the map will be updated multiple times per week.
PA Department of Health COVID-19 Information:
PA COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard
This includes data on number of vaccines administer by county in Pennsylvania. Select “Indiana” to populate the charts.
Information from the CDC and FDA
- CDC- COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A
- CDC- COVID-19 Vaccines (About)
- CDC- Vaccination Communication Toolkit
- CDC- MMWR on Pfizer vaccine
- FDA – Pfizer EUA
- FDA – Moderna EUA
- Importance of EUA press release
- SOH’s testimony press release
- First allotment of vaccine
- Second allotment of vaccine
- Third allotment of vaccine
- Fourth allotment of vaccine
- Vaccination of Community Health Providers Order
Documents on the PA Department of Health website
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