Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan is currently underway with Phase 1A still rolling out. As outlined in the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Vaccination Plan, Phase 1A includes those most at risk of infection from COVID-19. This includes: health care workers, residents and staff of long-term care facilities and, as of Jan. 19, people aged 65 or older and people ages 16-64 with high risk conditions.
In a January news release, the Greene County Commissioners announced that Greene County will continue to play a supporting role in administering the vaccination.
“We have offered whatever help we can provide to the hospital administrators charged with organizing the vaccine program. Our facilities and any other county asset we can offer to facilitate a more efficient and effective vaccination program is available,” Mike Belding, Chairman of the Greene County Commissioners said in the news release.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Greene County has eight registered vaccine providers, three of which have the vaccine currently available at their locations. Five are still awaiting receival of the vaccination.
The following locations are registered vaccine providers in Greene County:
- Cornerstone Care – Rogersville (vaccine not received)
- Cornerstone Care – Greensboro (vaccine not received)
- Cornerstone Care – Mt. Morris (vaccine received)
- Giant Eagle Pharmacy #0487 (vaccine not received)
- Giant Eagle Pharmacy #2405 (vaccine not received)
- McCracken Pharmacy (vaccine not received)
- Rite Aid (vaccine received)
- Washington Health System – Greene (vaccine received)
The Washington Health System announced the receival of their first 1,950 doses of the Pfizer vaccine in a press release issued Monday, Dec. 21. The WHS also released that they will continue to monitor the situation and follow the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s guidelines through administration of the vaccine to Phase 1A applicants.
As vaccines are received statewide, more vaccination clinics are becoming available to residents.
Pennsylvania Rep. Pam Snyder announced Jan. 22 that WHS Greene will be turning the old Wellness Center located at the hospital in Waynesburg into a vaccination clinic. The clinic is due to be operational before the end of February.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Greene County has partially vaccinated 1,316 people and fully vaccinated 277 people. This number was last updated Feb. 2.
For more information on the vaccine and vaccination sites in Pennsylvania visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Website.