COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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PA Department of Health  -COVID-19 Vaccine Update Week Ending February 12, 2021 (pdf)

COVID-19 Vaccine update - Feb 25, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine update - Feb 12, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine update - Jan 29, 2021


COVID-19 Vaccine update - Feb 19, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine update - Feb 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine update - Jan 22, 2021

Vaccine Updates - 2/19/2021

As the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania continues through Phase 1A of its vaccine rollout plan, it is important to regularly update the community on the local distribution process. These updates are being coordinated by Mount Nittany Health, Centre County Government, and the Borough of State College. The PA Department of Health’s (DOH) website has the most up-to-date information on local vaccination rollout.

The PA DOH is working to ensure that everyone who wants a vaccine, can get it. However, it is important to emphasize to everyone that the vaccine supply for the state is limited and it will take several months before there is adequate supply.

There has been concern about the safety of vaccinations. Currently, two vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine) are authorized and recommended to prevent COVID-19. These vaccines have been approved and are safe and effective in protecting people from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The PA DOH has made information about the safety of the vaccines available on their website.

The most recent updates include:

DOH Update: Adverse Weather Impacting Vaccine Distribution

Harrisburg, PA - As significant winter weather continues to impact much of the country, the Pennsylvania Department of Health was alerted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that vaccine sent to providers by Moderna and Pfizer will be delayed. The department wants Pennsylvanians to be aware that these delays could impact their scheduled appointments. More information can be found on the DOH's website https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Health-Details.aspx?newsid=1302.

Make sure you utilize the DOH's "Your Turn" system to find out when you can get the vaccine.

Latest Update from PSU: Penn State prepared to help distribute COVID-19 vaccine, if asked

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — While Penn State has not been named a distribution site for COVID-19 vaccines, the University has made comprehensive plans to assist quickly if asked.

“We’ve offered our assistance to the Pennsylvania Department of Health to help with vaccine distribution and are ready to assist if called upon,” said Penn State President Eric Barron. “We’ve leveraged our considerable expertise in areas such as logistics, information technology, communications and health care — with various Penn State units and academic colleges stepping up — to formulate a robust plan to be prepared if the state looks to the University for further support.  This may provide a valuable option in meeting vaccinating our campus communities, as well as the surrounding communities, if asked.” More information available at https://news.psu.edu/story/647990/2021/02/17/administration/penn-state-prepared-help-distribute-covid-19-vaccine-if-asked.

Where Can I Get Vaccinated?

Wondering if you are eligible for the vaccine? Take the Vaccine Eligibility Quiz.

Currently, Phase 1A includes the following:
  • Long-term care facility residents
  • Health care personnel including, but not limited to:
  • Emergency medical service personnel
  • Nurses
  • Nursing assistants
  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Dental hygienists
  • Chiropractors
  • Therapists
  • Phlebotomists
  • Pharmacists
  • Technicians
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Health professions students and trainees
  • Direct support professionals
  • Clinical personnel in school settings or correctional facilities
  • Contractual HCP not directly employed by the health care facility
  • Persons not directly involved in patient care but potentially exposed to infectious material that can transmit disease among or from health care personnel and patients
  • Persons ages 65 and older
  • Persons ages 16-64 with high-risk conditions:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • COPD
    • Down Syndrome
    • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
    • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
    • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
    • Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
    • Pregnancy
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Smoking
    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is working to ensure all enrolled vaccine providers have information publicly available for those currently eligible to be vaccinated. This map will be updated as more locations receive vaccines. Click on a marker to see details on vaccination locations. Green dots indicate a facility has received the vaccine and may have vaccine availability and red dots indicate a facility does not have vaccine available.

LAUNCH MAP

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., February 20th, there have been 911,591 positive COVID-19 cases statewide. The most accurate daily data is available on the website, with archived data also available.

Pennsylvania hospitals began receiving shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 14 and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 21. Please note that this does include vaccine administration through the CVS as part of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership. Vaccination numbers for Pennsylvania do not include Philadelphia, which is its own jurisdiction, or federal facilities, which are working directly with the federal government.

A spreadsheet of facilities that have received the vaccine can be found here.

Vaccine dashboard data can also be found on the website.

All of the locations that received the vaccine and how much they have received can be found on the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution webpage.

A commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains the current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

The PA Department of Health’s (DOH) website has the most up to date information on local vaccination rollout.