COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
Where Can I Get Vaccinated? |
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution|
COVID-19 Vaccine Plan
Each Pennsylvanian that receives a COVID-19 vaccination puts us one step closer to beating COVID-19.
We are in
Phase 2 of Pennsylvania's vaccine rollout. All Pennsylvanians age 12 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. On May 12, the department encouraged all COVID-19 vaccine providers to start vaccinating anyone age 12 and over with the Pfizer vaccine as recommended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
On August 15, the department notified all COVID-19 vaccine providers that immunocompromised individuals who are fully vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna are able to receive an additional dose. The notification follows recommendations announced on August 14 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
On September 24, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) approved a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for certain adults at least six months after the completion of their Pfizer primary series. The final recommendation from the
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- people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster of the Pfizer vaccine,
- people aged 50–64 years with
underlying medical conditions should receive a booster of the Pfizer vaccine,
- people aged 18–49 years with
underlying medical conditions may receive a booster of the Pfizer vaccine, based on their individual benefits and risks, and
- people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine, based on their individual benefits and risks.
Vaccine Phased Distribution
|• Long-term care facility residents|
Health care personnel including, but not limited to:
• Emergency medical service personnel
• Nursing assistants
• Dental hygienists
• 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 as identified by the
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People in congregate settings not otherwise specified as LTCF and persons receiving home and community-based services:
• Behavioral Health/Rehabilitation Facilities
• Community Residential Rehabilitation Services
• Correctional Facilities
• Juvenile Justice Facilities
• Domestic Violence Shelters
• Homeless Shelters or Individuals Experiencing Homelessness
• Intensive or Partial Treatment Programs
• Office of Developmental Programs Home and Community-Based Services
• Office of Long-Term Living Home and Community-Based Services
• Office of Children, Youth and Families Child Residential Facilities
• First responders
• Correctional officers and other workers serving people in congregate care settings not included in Phase 1A
• Food and agricultural workers
• U.S. Postal Service workers
• Manufacturing workers
• Grocery store workers
• Education workers
• Clergy and other essential support for houses of worship
• Public transit workers
• Individuals caring for children or adults in early childhood and adult day programs
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Essential workers in these sectors:
• Transportation and logistics
• Water and wastewater
• Food service
• Housing construction
• Finance, including bank tellers
• Information technology
• Energy, including nuclear reactors
• Legal services
• Federal, state, county and local government workers, including county election workers, elected officials and members of the judiciary and their staff
• Public safety
• Public health workers
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• All individuals not previously covered who are 12 and older and do not have a contraindication to the vaccine (note that at this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech product is approved for those age 12 and older )
Where Can I Get Vaccinated?
All Pennsylvanians age 12 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Department of Health is now using Vaccines.gov as the mapping source to help individuals find a location where they can get vaccinated. Use the
Find a Vaccine button below to find a provider near you.
*Note – Philadelphia County is a separate vaccine jurisdiction and has their own information about vaccine distribution.
Are you a Veteran, or Veteran's spouse, caregiver, or CHAMPVA recipient? You're also eligible to receive vaccine through the VA!
Visit the VA website for more information.