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Delaware County’s Feb. 3 Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

Delaware County’s Feb. 3 Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

Posted on February 3, 2021

Delaware County Government is one of several vaccine providers in the County.

The County is working with all COVID-19 vaccine partners including hospitals, care homes, pharmacies, and eventually doctors’ offices and urgent cares, to get the vaccine out as quickly as possible. The shortage of vaccine supply nationwide continues to be a hurdle.

Delaware County Government Vaccination Efforts:

Delaware County Government is currently administering the vaccine to individuals in Phase 1A at the Delaware County Wellness Center in Yeadon and at the Aston Community Center.  Vaccination is by appointment only.

Vaccines are free of charge and for people age 16 and older. The form to preregister can be found here: https://chesco.seamlessdocs.com/f/delcovac

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 under Phase 1A. A breakdown of the phases can be found here:  https://chesco.org/4822/COVID19Vaccine

People who pre-register to receive a vaccine from Delaware County Government will be provided updates. As appointments open for the COVID-19 vaccine, they will be notified to book an appointment, with a personalized link for booking. An appointment for the second dose vaccine will be scheduled at the time of receiving the first vaccine dose. Please note- if you have received the first dose of vaccine from a provider other than Delaware County Government you will also book your second dose of the vaccine from that same provider.

Additional vaccine sites have been secured throughout the county and will be opened as vaccine dose amounts sent to Delaware County Government increase. At the current level of vaccine doses being received from the State, it is estimated that 2,000 people in Phase 1A will receive the vaccine each week from Delaware County Government. As delivery of the vaccine doses increases, this estimate will be revised. The chart below indicates the estimated number of people in each phase, and the number of people been vaccinated by Delaware County Government as Jan. 29, 2020

This number contributes to the total number of people vaccinated in Delaware County by all vaccine providers. As of Feb. 2, over 27,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Delaware County by all providers, including Delaware County Government. This number is closely aligned with the state average on a per capita basis.

Additional Vaccination Providers:

The County encourages those in Phase 1A to look to other vaccine providers in addition to the County. The County is just one of several providers being sent vaccine supply from the state.  There are limited appointments right now due to the extremely limited vaccine supply nationwide. Some providers are scheduling into the spring.

A list of other vaccine providers is available on the Pennsylvania Department of Health website:  https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/programs/immunizations/Pages/COVID-19-Vaccine-Providers.aspx

Delaware County COVID-19 Call Center:

Delaware County has opened a COVID-19 Call Center to answer COVID-19 related questions including information on vaccines and testing. The COVID-19 Call Center will be open Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. In addition to responding to phone calls, the Center will also respond to emails.

Phone: (484) 276-2100
Email: Covid19Resources@co.delaware.pa.us

A reminder- vaccination efforts for Delaware County are being coordinated through the Chester County Health Department. On March 19, 2020 Delaware County Council and Chester County Commissioners announced the approval by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, for Chester County to take the lead on Delaware County’s COVID-19 public health response. The Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement between Chester and Delaware Counties identifies the responsibilities of the Chester County Health Department during the COVID-19 outbreak, which will continue until federal and state partners determine there is no longer a pandemic outbreak.  Those responsibilities include coordination of increased testing, case investigation and surveillance, quarantine designations and public health communication.