COVID-19 Vaccinations in Pike County

April 13, 2021

Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today notified all COVID-19 vaccine providers to pause administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine until at least April 20 following the recommendation out of an abundance of caution in a joint release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). READ MORE.

April 12, 2021

Beginning Tuesday, April 13, all Pennsylvania adults will be eligible to schedule an appointment for the COVID -19 vaccine.

View information about local clinics.

April 6, 2021

Phase 1B of Pennsylvania's Vaccination Rollout Plan is Now Open

Find a local clinic.

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March 31, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health in conjunction with the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force today announced the start of the special initiative to vaccinate targeted industry workers and to accelerate the vaccination timetable for those in Phases 1B, 1C and 2. All Pennsylvanians 16 and older will be eligible to schedule vaccination appointments beginning April 19. READ MORE.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Scheduled in Pike and Wayne Counties

 As the Pike County Commissioners continue to partner with Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers on COVID-19 vaccination clinics, the following dates for first dose shots of the Moderna vaccine are scheduled at the Pike County Training Center, 135 Pike County Boulevard, in Lords Valley. The dates for second doses will be provided by Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers.

Tuesday, April 13

Wednesday, April 21

Wednesday, April 28

 Wayne County Clinics

 In addition, there are first dose COVID-19 vaccine clinics upcoming in Wayne County.

Saturday, April 3; Friday, April 9; Saturday, April 17; Saturday, 24; and Friday, April 30
at the former Rusty Palmer facility at the intersection of Routes 6 & 652, near Honesdale

 

To register for an appointment at any of the clinics in Pike or Wayne counties, visit the Wayne Memorial Hospital website, then either login to your Wayne Memorial account or create an account. You do not need to be a patient of Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Senior Citizens in Pike County without internet access can call the Pike County Area Agency on Aging at 570-775-5550 for help with registering for a vaccination appointment at one of the upcoming clinics.

March 26, 2021

As the Pike County Commissioners continue to partner with Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers on COVID-19 vaccination clinics, the following dates for first dose shots of the Moderna vaccine have been announced. More than 4,000 doses will be provided in Pike County through these clinics.

All of these clinics will be held at the
Pike County Training Center, in Lords Valley.

 

Wednesday, March 31

Tuesday, April 13

Wednesday, April 21

Wednesday, April 28


Login to your Wayne Memorial account
or create an account to register for an appointment.
 

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March 22, 2021

2:00 p.m. -- Right now, due to the recent increase in local vaccine allocations, there are appointments available through Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers for first dose Moderna vaccination clinics this week in Pike and Wayne counties.
 

Wednesday, March 24
at the Pike County Training Center, in Lords Valley

Thursday, March 25
at the former Rusty Palmer facility
at the intersection of Routes 6 & 652, near Honesdale.

 

March 19. 2021

Read the latest vaccine update
from the Pike County Commissioners.

March 12, 2021

Advocacy at the County Level Brings More Vaccine Locally

As a direct result of recent advocacy efforts by the Pike County Commissioners, Senator Lisa Baker, and Wayne Memorial Health System, there will be an increase in the amount of COVID-19 vaccines allocated for use in Pike County.

According to Pennsylvania Department of Health Executive Deputy Secretary Keara Klinepeter, an increased allocation of the vaccine is coming to Wayne Memorial Health System for distribution in Pike and Wayne counties. A specific distribution plan is expected from Wayne Memorial Health System next week.

At their March 3rd public meeting, the Pike County Commissioners convened a discussion with Senator Lisa Baker and Meaghan Abbott, Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the Pennsylvania Department of Health, to make the case for increased vaccine allocations to Pike County, which has been underserved by the state’s distribution system. This discussion was followed by additional meetings of this group and Executive Deputy Secretary Klinepeter to create a workable solution to better serve local residents who qualify for and want to receive the vaccine.

“We are grateful that the State has heard and responded to our requests, and we thank Senator Baker and Wayne Memorial Health System for their partnership, which is helping to create more equitable distribution of the vaccine in our area. We look forward to continued efforts in this direction” say the Pike County Commissioners.

March 9, 2021

Here is today’s COVID-19 Vaccine data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health:

  • Total vaccine allocated/received: 4,179,220 through March 13, 2021
    • First doses of vaccine allocated this week – 254,150
    • Second doses of vaccine allocated this week – 225,890
  • Percentage of vaccine administered vs. vaccine allocated
    • First doses/Single doses, 85 percent (2,066,330 of 2,427,085)
    • Second doses: 56 percent (981,209 of 1,752,135)
  • Total Vaccines Administered: 3,047,539 (up 66,349)
    • We have administered roughly 66% of the vaccine “received”
    • The current 7-day moving average of vaccines administered is 67,000 vaccine
  • Total Persons Covered:   2,066,330 (up 36,598)
    • Persons Partially Covered:   1,085,121 (up 6,847)
    • Persons Fully Covered:   981,209 (up 29,751)
  • Federal Pharmacy Partnership:  
  • CVS:
    • 324,608 doses administered
      • 191,002 first doses
      • 133,606 second doses
  • Walgreens:
    • 53,982 doses administered
      • 37,457 first doses
      • 16,525 second doses
  • Vaccine providers enrolled as of March 9
    • 2,259 facilities are enrolled as COVID-19 vaccine providers
    • Approximately 808 of these locations have received vaccine
    • Approximately 1,451 have not received vaccine to date.
    • NOTE – this does not include the retail pharmacy partners, who are not enrolled through PA-SIIS, but directly through The Operation.
    • All distribution documents are updated here: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Vaccine/Pages/Distribution.aspx

March 4, 2021

Help for Senior Citizens without Internet Access


The Pennsylvania Department of Aging recently released new guidance to support local Area Agencies on Aging in assisting older adults with COVID-19 vaccine information and to help with scheduling a vaccine appointment.

This assistance is supported by the PA Link to Aging and Disability Resources, known in Pennsylvania as PA Link.

Older adults can now be placed on a list and will be called by a PA Link representative once a vaccine appointment becomes available. The time that it takes to receive an appointment varies due to vaccine supply, and the process may take several days or weeks.

In Pike County, senior citizens without internet access can call
the Area Agency on Aging at 570-775-5550
for more information or to get on the list with PA Link.

March 3, 2021

Today's regularly scheduled public meeting of the Pike County Commissioners opened with an update on local distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Commissioners were joined by Senator Lisa Baker and Meaghan Abbott of the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

February 25, 2021

Today’s COVID-19 Vaccine data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health:

    • Total vaccine allocated/received: 3,172,900 through February 27, 2021
      • First doses of vaccine allocated this week – 225,890
      • Second doses of vaccine allocated this week – 180,610
    • Percentage of vaccine administered vs. vaccine allocated
      • First doses, 83 percent (1,531,194 of 1,836,065)
      • Second doses: 46 percent (615,941 of 1,336,835)
    • Total Vaccines Administered: 2,147,135 (up 63,858)
      • We have administered roughly 68% of the vaccine “received”
    • Total Persons Covered:   1,531,194 (up 32,929)
      • Persons Partially Covered:   915,253 (up 2,000)
      • Persons Fully Covered:   615,941 (up 30,929)
    • Federal Pharmacy Partnership:
      • CVS: 283,556 total doses administered (58,894 partially covered individuals and 112,331 fully covered individuals)
      • Walgreens: 46,187 total doses administered (21,533 partially covered individuals and 12,327 fully covered individuals)
    • Vaccine providers enrolled as of today, Feb 25:
      • 1,968 facilities are enrolled as COVID-19 vaccine providers
      • Approximately 799 of these locations have received vaccine
      • Approximately 1,169 have not received vaccine to date.
      • NOTE – this does not include the retail pharmacy partners, who are not enrolled through PA-SIIS, but directly through The Operation.
    • All distribution documents are updated here: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Vaccine/Pages/Distribution.aspx

February 24, 2021

2nd Dose Vaccination Clinic Rescheduled

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has rescheduled the second dose vaccination clinic to Sunday, February 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Delaware Valley High School.

If you had received your first dose during the drive-through clinic held on January 23, please bring your vaccine card with you to Delaware Valley High School on Sunday, February 28 to receive your second dose.

Plan to arrive at the same time that had been assigned to you for the first clinic.

The County's Office of Emergency Management has maintained the registration list from the January 23 event, which will be used to validate access on February 28.

February 19, 2021

February 20 Vaccination Clinic to be Rescheduled

Read the full press release.

February 9, 2021

Continuing Work Toward Local Vaccination Sites

January 29, 2021

Be Ready for Pike Vaccination Clinics

Click above to learn how to be notified of upcoming Vaccination Clinics in Pike County.

January 27, 2021

Read the Pike County COVID-19 Update and Subscribe.

 

January 26, 2021

Sign-Up for County COVID-19 Updates

Visit the County website to subscribe.

Please note: This is NOT a waiting list or a registration form
for a COVID-19 test or vaccination.

January 24, 2021

 Thank you to all of the partner organizations
that made this trial-run program possible.

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.

January 12, 2021

Vaccine Registration Temporarily Paused at Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers

 

(Honesdale, January 12, 2021)… As of today, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) is temporarily suspending phone and email registration for COVID-19 vaccinations due to an extraordinary number of requests and the availability of supply.

“Unfortunately, we do not know from week to week how much vaccine we will be receiving,” said Frederick Jackson, executive director of the Health Centers.  By the end of this week, WMCHC will have administered close to 2,000 vaccines to healthcare personnel and others in Phase 1A of the CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines for vaccination.  Clinics were opened in Honesdale (two), Tafton [in Pike County] and Carbondale with two more scheduled for Hamlin and Lords Valley [in Pike County] immediately after WMCHC received a supply of Moderna vaccine.

“Right now we are transitioning from vaccinating Phase 1A individuals to Phase 1B,” said Jackson, “which is a very large population.” Phase 1B includes teachers, police, firefighters, grocery store clerks, correction officers, child-care workers, clergy and people age 75 and over.

“If we could vaccinate everyone in Phase 1B today, we would,” Jackson continued, “but again, it all depends upon supply.”

WMCHC is anticipating more substantial supplies of vaccine in the near future and “we will alert the public as soon as we can open up registration again.”

For more information about Wayne Memorial’s COVID-related services, visit COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) - Wayne Memorial Hospital (wmh.org)

January 9, 2021

PA Department of Health COVID-19 Information.

January 4, 2021

Distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations is happening in Pike County per the PA Department of Health’s phased approach, following Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.

Pike County is in the initial phase of distribution, known as Phase 1A, which focuses on vaccinating healthcare personnel, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) first responders, and residents of long-term care facilities.

Statewide, with Phase 1A encompassing approximately 1 million people, demand initially exceeded supply.

December 31, 2020

Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health Vaccine Information Page.

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