Department of Health releases updated COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Plan

After receiving additional prioritization recommendations from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on December 22nd, the Pennsylvania Department of Health released an updated COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Plan January 8 to reflect those additional federal recommendations.

The revised plan as posted on the department’s website includes a comment form for all interested parties to provide input to be considered by the department. This form helps to fulfill the administration’s goal of promoting transparency and making this fluid process as inclusive as possible.

“Our recent success in slowing the spread of the virus, and the hope that we’ve been given with the introduction of these vaccines should energize all of us to continue the fight against this disease,” Gov. Wolf said. “We need to remain patient as vaccine distribution expands and the Department of Health works to keep everyone informed of the status of vaccine.

“It will take time, but a future without COVID-19 is possible, and I thank all Pennsylvanians for joining me in fighting for that future.”

The most up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, including the fourth version of the plan can be found on the vaccine section of the department’s website.

The complete plan can be found here. PA-ACP remains in contact with staff at the DOH and has requested small and independent physician practices be included in all plans.  We will have more information on vaccination locations and contacts for non-affiliated health care personnel in the near future.