January 26, 2021
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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?
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 email@example.com 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.