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COVID-19 Updates

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) in conjunction with the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force announced the start of the special initiative to vaccinate targeted industry workers and to accelerate the vaccination timetable for those in Phases 1B, 1C and 2.

All Pennsylvanians will be eligible to schedule vaccination appointments beginning April 19.

Pennsylvania will begin the following accelerated phased rollout:

  • March 31 workers in the four targeted industries that Gov. Wolf and the Task Force announced on March 12:
    • Law enforcement, which includes police, sheriffs and deputies, constables, corrections officers, and staff, as well as probation and parole staff.
    • Firefighters, including career and volunteer firefighters.
    • Grocery Store workers, including all workers in supermarkets and grocery stores. 
    • Food and Agriculture workers, including all food processing company employees, including meat, poultry, and dairy processing, fresh fruit and vegetable packing operations, food manufacturing, all farmworkers, farm operators, and farm managers, including at urban agriculture operations.
  • 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 19, all residents will be eligible to start scheduling vaccination appointments.

For Berks County Residents: Berks County vaccine information can be found at If you have a question about the COVID-19 vaccines, you can call the PA Health Hotline at 1-877-724-3258.

Resources are available for individuals without access to technology:

  • Tower Health: 484-659-3000, Mon-Fri, 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM [This number is only for customers without technology.]
  • Penn State Health St. Joseph: 844-774-8883 [Due to high call volumes, you may experience longer than normal wait times or a busy signal.]
  • Department of Health: Call 877-PA-HEALTH to speak with a representative.

In Berks County, vaccines are being provided by:

Berks Community Health Center – Rockland

Blandon Pharmacy

  • By phone at 610-944-8899

Oakside Care Pharmacy

Penn State Health – Berks

The Medicine Shoppe – Boyertown

The Medicine Shoppe – Shillington

Tower Health – Muhlenberg

West Reading Drug Store

For Bucks County Residents: Bucks County has, in accordance with updated state and federal vaccination eligibility mandates:

  • Removed its wait list.
  • Will notify anyone pre-registered as 1B or 1C of their eligibility to sign up.
  • Invites those meeting the criteria listed here to register and schedule an appointment now at

Anyone 65 and over is automatically eligible.

In Bucks County, vaccines are being provided by:

Aria Health – Bucks

Bensalem Pharmacy

Bucks County HD Doylestown

Doylestown Health

Passport Health – Warrington

St. Luke’s – Upper Bucks Campus

St. Mary Medical Center Pharmacy

VIP Pharmacy

For Montgomery County Residents: Montgomery County vaccine information can be found at For general COVID-19 questions or to pre-register for the vaccine by phone, call the Montgomery County COVID-19 hotline at (833) 875-3967. The hotline is open six days a week, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. When a vaccine appointment becomes available, volunteers will call back to schedule the appointment. General questions can be emailed to

In Montgomery County, vaccines are being provided by:

Abington Jefferson Health

East Norriton Pharmacy

Eric’s RX Shoppe

Evergreen Pharmacy II Inc.

  • By phone at 610-616-0608

Holy Redeemer Hospital and Med Center – Meadowbrook

  • By phone at 215-947-3000

Lansdale Hospital

Main Line Health – Lankenau Medical Center

Montgomery County Office of Public Health

Norristown Regional Health Center

Rann Pharmacy Inc.

Skippack Pharmacy

Wellness Pharmacy Services


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

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