Chester County Commissioners on Pennsylvania’s Accelerated Vaccine Strategy

Chester County Covid-19

WEST CHESTER, PA — The Chester County Commissioners released a statement regarding the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s updated COVID-19 vaccine strategy, announced yesterday:

“We are pleased that the State has been responsive to the feedback it has received, and has adapted its plans to allow us to manage our own vaccine distribution. Our residents can now feel assured they will be able to get a vaccine without having to drive to a regional site. Next, we look forward to receiving confirmation on the quantity of doses that will be sent to us.

“As soon as the State confirms the number of doses that we will be receiving, we will open additional appointments for eligible populations at our vaccine clinics. We will also enhance our program reaching our at-home residents, those in non-licensed smaller senior homes, and those experiencing homelessness. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will help greatly in that regard.

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“Importantly, we will be able to expand our equity program, under which we allocate 20% of our supply to serving disadvantaged communities. This welcome addition will bolster those outreach efforts in our agricultural areas and elsewhere.

“We will be announcing more specifics of our plan in the coming days, but we are prepared and eager to roll out this expanded supply of vaccine and get as many shots in arms as quickly as possible.”

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