Delaware County Vaccination Update – March 12

County Vaccination

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Delaware County Council continues to advocate for more COVID-19 vaccines for Delaware County residents.

On March 7, County Council members and Commissioners, and state legislators representing Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties met virtually with Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam and other Wolf Administration officials regarding the state’s allocation of COVID-19 vaccine to these four Southeastern Pennsylvania counties.

On March 8, elected officials from the four-county region sent a letter to Acting Secretary Beam requesting the following actions be taken as quickly as possible:

1. Create a publicly available chart showing the amount of vaccine from all sources, including Federal partnerships, that has been delivered to each county each month and a description of the “County Index” that the Pennsylvania Department of Health is currently using to allocate doses to each county.

2. Explain how and when counties that are lagging in vaccine delivery will receive additional vaccines.

3. Explain how vaccine providers will be monitored going forward to ensure that no vaccine provider moves on to vaccinate 1B individuals (aside from the teachers and educational support personnel who are directly receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) until all counties in the Commonwealth have received sufficient supply to vaccinate their 1A population.

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