COVID-19 Vaccine Availability Expanded

COVID-19 Vaccine Availability Expanded

Pending Vaccine Availability

Pennsylvania and Delaware recently expanded the availability for the COVID-19 vaccine to include the following groups:

  • Persons aged 65 and older
  • Persons aged 16 to 64 years old, who have at least one of the following chronic medical conditions that poses high-risk for severe COVID-19:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • Down syndrome
    • Heart conditions (including heart failure, coronary artery disease, and cardiomyopathy)
    •  Obesity (BMI greater than 30)
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Type-2 diabetes
    • Smoking
    • Immunocompromised due to organ transplant, bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteriods or use of other immune weakening medication (speak with your doctor)
    • Pregnancy (speak with your doctor)

Individuals who fall into the categories listed above are eligible for a vaccine and will have to register at a vaccination site.

Jefferson Health is developing plans to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine to the community based on the vaccine supply that is provided to them by state and local governments. Jefferson Health will be reaching out to current Jefferson Health patients who meet the criteria above to pre-register for appointments.

In the meantime, here are ways you may be able to schedule:

See a list of Pennsylvania Department of Health vaccination sites and registration information.

Individual counties may have pre-registration for residents.

·    Philadelphia

For additional information, you can access Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 information hub: COVID-19 PA Information Hub.

We thank Jefferson Health for sharing this information with our parish community.



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