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Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard is now available on the Department of Health’s website. The dashboard includes information on the number of vaccinations administered by county, as well as demographic information about the people being vaccinated.
“Each day, more and more Pennsylvanians are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, which means we are another step closer to beating this virus,” Dr. Levine said. “The COVID-19 vaccine dashboard will help us visualize how many individuals have received the vaccine to date and help us work to vaccinate everyone who wishes to receive a vaccination.”
The data on the dashboard comes from vaccine providers who are reporting information relating to the individuals to whom they administer the COVID-19 vaccine. That information is reported into the Pennsylvania Statewide Immunization Information System (PA-SIIS).
Currently, more than 200 hospitals, health systems, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and pharmacies have received COVID-19 vaccine. Some of these facilities previously received vaccine, and some are receiving vaccine for the first time. The department also announced that through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership (FPP), 126 Skilled Nursing Facilities across the commonwealth will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
The vaccine will be available in a phased approach. Due to the limited supply of vaccine, the first phase is expected to take several months. Initial administration of doses will align with the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). ACIP recommended that vaccine administration be prioritized to health care workers, residents and staff in long term care facilities.
More information about the COVID-19 vaccine can be found here.