More COVID-19 Vaccines Flow into Delaware County as 2 New Sites Open up

David Bjorkgren
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 Delaware County has received 1,000 Moderna vaccines for this week and 2,900 Moderna vaccines for next week.

The County also received 1,170 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week.

That vaccine will be administered at a now-open vaccination site at Radnor Penn Medicine, 145 King of Prussia Road in Radnor, starting today, Feb. 26, for those who have pre-registered through Delaware County Government.

Vaccinations are also being administered at the Keystone First Wellness Center, 1929 West 9th St. in Chester., which opened Friday.

The two new sites brings the number of Delaware County Government vaccination centers up to four.

The county has also resumed vaccinations at its Yeadon Wellness Center and the Aston Community Center.

People interested in scheduling a vaccine at the Delaware County Wellness Center in Yeadon, the Aston Community Center, the Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester, or at Penn Medicine in Radnor can contact the Delaware County Covid-19 Call Center by email: Covid19Resources@co.delaware.pa.us or by phone: 484-276-2100 or can register online: chesco.seamlessdocs.com/f/delcovac.

As of Feb. 25, Delaware County Government has requested 21,370 vaccine doses and received 10,470 doses.

Delaware County Government is one of over two dozen vaccine providers in the county. Vaccine doses are sent to vaccine providers by the State.

Residents are reminded that the process to register for the COVID-19 vaccine varies by provider and there is not a centralized vaccine registration from the State.

A list of all vaccine providers in Delaware County can be found here: https://www.delcopa.gov/ich/resources/covid19/pdf/DelcoCOVID19VaccinationSites.pdf

“The County has secured locations, storage, and staffing in order to be ready to quickly open additional vaccination sites when we receive an increased supply,” said Delaware County Council Chairman Brian Zidek.

“The ability to operate a site within a few days of receiving both the Pfizer vaccine and increased Moderna vaccine is a testament to the preparations that the County’s Vaccine Team has made, to the strong partnerships with partners including Penn Medicine, Keystone First, the City of Chester, and Aston Township and to our extremely dedicated and hard-working Medical Reserve Corps.”

The vaccines provided by the State are designated specifically for first and second doses by week.

The State continues to have a limited supply of vaccine and anticipates the situation to continue for the next several weeks.

Based on the supply received each week, the County may have to reschedule appointments. The goal is to provide the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine within the window as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.)

Currently, there are an estimated 246,680 people in Delaware County who are in Phase 1A and eligible to receive the vaccine.

As of Feb. 25, 39,631 people have been vaccinated in Delaware County.

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