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All Pennsylvania Residents Will Be Eligible for COVID Vaccinations by Mid-April

By: Kim Shindle on in

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to reflect announcements by the Wolf administration on April 12.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced its plan to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination timetable for those in Phases 1B, 1C and 2. All Pennsylvanians will be eligible to schedule vaccination appointments beginning Tuesday, April 13, however eligibility does not guarantee immediate availability.

“PAR has confirmed with the state that the real estate industry does fall within the 1C category, which becomes eligible to register for the vaccine on April 12,” said PAR President Christopher Raad.

“The vaccine landscape continues to evolve as the federal government is increasing allocations to more retail pharmacy chains across the country,” Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam said. “To ensure that the vaccine continues to get to people efficiently and equitably, Pennsylvania is adapting its plan to allow workers in targeted industries to access any of the three vaccines available at providers throughout the state, and to accelerate our eligibility for remaining phases of the state’s vaccination plan.

“Pennsylvania’s vaccine providers have dramatically stepped up the pace of vaccinations to an average of 83,000 per day, moving the keystone state higher and higher in the rankings with other states. As we complete Phase 1A vaccinations, it’s time to open eligibility to more Pennsylvanians so providers can continue to fill appointments and efficiently, effectively and equitably vaccinate more people every day.”

Pennsylvania will begin the following accelerated phased rollout:

  • April 5 – all residents in Phase 1B will be eligible to start scheduling vaccination appointments.
  • April 12 – all residents in Phase 1C will be eligible to start scheduling vaccination appointments.
  • April 13 – all residents will be eligible to start scheduling vaccination appointments.

Residents should continue to use the Department of Health’s Vaccine Provider Map to find a vaccine provider nearest them. The department will continue to update the map as the federal government increases the number of pharmacy chains receiving vaccine through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Partnership.

People without internet access can contact the Health Hotline by calling 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).

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