Pike County Covid Vaccine Update

January 22. 2021

Pike County Pilot Vaccination Clinic Serves Phase 1A

Pike County’s Emergency Management Agency and Board of Commissioners, with support from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and partners at the federal, state and local levels, are conducting a pilot drive-through Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, January 23, at Delaware Valley High School.

Reservations for the January 23 pilot clinic are full. No walk-in appointments will be accepted.

Five hundred vaccines were distributed from the State Department of Health through Wayne Memorial Health System to administer the first of two doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination to residents of Pike County within Phase 1A of the State’s Interim Vaccination Plan, including senior citizens served by the County’s Area Agency on Aging who cannot register on their own through the online system, and those with mobility issues who require assistance and transportation through the County’s Human Services Department. A subsequent clinic will be scheduled to administer the second dose to this group.

“We are grateful to the Department of Health, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, and all of the partners from the federal, state and local levels who have made this pilot program possible. It is a promising beginning toward wider local distribution of the vaccine to the people of Pike County as more doses become available,” say the Pike County Commissioners. “We also want to recognize our surrounding hospitals, pharmacies and primary care providers as they all work toward getting the vaccine to Pike County residents.”

Future vaccination clinics will be announced as information and vaccine doses become available. This webpage will continue to be updated with the latest information on vaccinations in Pike County.

For the latest updates from the State Department of Health visit health.pa.gov.

January 20, 2021

Where Can I Get Vaccinated?

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

January 19, 2021

Phase 1A Expanded

Effective today, the PA Department of Health expanded its COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Phase 1A to include anyone over 65 and people ages 16-64 with serious medical conditions that make them more at risk for severe illness. View more information about the updated vaccine plan.

Pike County residents who meet 1A requirements can request a vaccination by contacting Wayne Memorial Health System, which is currently handling the vaccine for Pike County. Email covidvaccine@wmh.org or call and leave a message at 570-253-8197.

Although current demand is exceeding vaccine supply, Wayne Memorial will advertise when supplies are available, and this page will be updated with the most current information.

January 15, 2021

Pike County Continues to Focus on Residents in Phase 1A of the State’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan
While Developing a Pilot Program for Rural Counties and Phase 1B

Pike County’s Emergency Management Agency and Board of Commissioners are continuing to work with state and local partners to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine is administered to all county residents included within Phase 1A of the State Department of Health’s COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Plan, which includes:

  • healthcare personnel
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) first responders
  • residents of long-term care facilities

To expedite this goal, the Commissioners convened a January 15 meeting of partners including the PA Department of Health; and regional emergency management, health care, and safety officials to develop a pilot program that can become a model for mass vaccine distribution within rural counties that do not have a hospital.

As this model is implemented to complete vaccination of those within Phase 1A, it can also be utilized to accommodate those within Phase 1B, which is a much larger segment of the population, currently including:

  • People ages 75 and older
  • People in congregate settings not otherwise specified as Long Term Care Facilities and persons receiving home and community-based services
  • First responders
  • Correctional officers and other workers serving people in congregate care settings not included in Phase 1A
  • Food and agricultural workers
  • 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

For the latest updates on vaccinations in Pike County, visit this page.