COVID-19 Vaccine Coming to Chester County; Here’s the Plan for Distribution

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As coronavirus cases continue to surge, there is hope that we might be seeing the worst of it now as the first limited batches of the COVID-19 vaccine are making their way to Chester County, writes Pete Bannan for the Daily Local News.

According to Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania is set to receive a total of 111,150 doses for healthcare workers who have been identified in the state’s vaccine distribution plan.

The Chester County Health Department is currently working on plans to distribute the vaccine. This follows the lead set by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, said Rebecca Brain, the county’s public information officer.

“The Commonwealth’s vaccine distribution plans go directly to health systems, to long-term care facilities and through CVS and Walgreens pharmacies,” she said, noting that the county plans to support this distribution at all levels.

First doses should be ready for distribution to local healthcare workers on Wednesday.

However, State Senator-Elect Carolyn Comitta warned that while the vaccine is promising, it will not be “an immediate and outright cure to this virus” due to its limited availability.

Read more about COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the Daily Local News here.

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