Released: January 20, 2021
The Chester County Health Department has adjusted its Phase 1A populations to include individuals 65 and older and those ages 16-64 with certain underlying medical conditions. The Chester County Health Department is updating its vaccine interest forms to reflect changes in vaccine recommendations that were announced yesterday. The updated forms will be available on Thursday, Jan. 21 here: chesco.org/covidvaccine
Anyone who has previously submitted the form for Group 1B and now qualifies for Group 1A does not need to complete a new form. Your information will be moved up to Group 1A and you will be notified when you are able to make an appointment. Please be patient as vaccine remains VERY limited. Vaccine supply has not increased for Pennsylvania. The state is still receiving the same limited supply as it was in the beginning of January.
Delaware County will be opening a Vaccine Call Center next week. The call center will be staffed by people who can help to answer questions and assist those without access to a computer or an email.
As of Jan. 20, 14,605 COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Delaware County, which is the fourth highest number of any county in the state, and Delaware County is the fifth most populous county in the state. This number is closely aligned with the state average on a per capita basis.
Once Phase 1A is complete, the County will vaccinate Phase 1B priority groups. Phase1B includes Childcare Staff, Corrections Staff, County, and Municipal Administration Staff, Educators/Education Staff, Firefighters, Food and Agriculture Staff, Grocery Store Staff, Law Enforcement, Manufacturing Staff, Transit Staff, and U.S. Postal Service Staff.
While we do not have a definitive time for advancing into Phase 1B, we are eager to move into that phase once we confirm that Phase 1A is well enough underway, and we are not limited in our vaccine supply.
Residents can also monitor the Pennsylvania Vaccine Provider Map at for other possible locations of vaccine providers in the county: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Vaccine/Pages/Vaccine.aspx