COVID-19 Vaccine Information

*COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE*



As of January 13, 2021, the Chester County Health Department, as well as many other vaccine providers, continue to vaccinate individuals in Phase 1A. 

We are aware of recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about a shift in populations included in Phase 1B, and all vaccine doses being approved for distribution to states. The Health Department is assessing the impact of this announcement on its current approach for vaccinations and transition from Phase 1A to 1B. 

We remain eager to move to Phase 1B as quickly as possible however we must be sure we can do so without being limited by our vaccine supply. Please continue to check our website and Facebook for updates. 


Chester County, through the Health Department, the hospitals and other healthcare providers, are actively receiving COVID-19 vaccine and administering it as quickly as possible.

We are currently vaccinating Phase 1A priority groups.

We are preparing for Phase 1B priority groups.

  • Phase 1B groups and individuals should complete the Vaccine Interest Survey to express your interest in the vaccination and receive notifications when appointments are available.

Once you complete the survey, you will see a confirmation page confirming it was submitted. You will not receive an email confirming the receipt of the survey. When appointments are available you will be emailed more information to schedule your appointment.

Chester County, through the Health Department, the hospitals and other healthcare providers, are actively receiving COVID-19 vaccine and administering it as quickly as possible.

We are currently vaccinating Phase 1A priority groups.

We are preparing for Phase 1B priority groups.

  • Phase 1B groups and individuals should complete the Vaccine Interest Survey to express your interest in the vaccination and receive notifications when appointments are available.

Chester County, through the Health Department, the hospitals and other healthcare providers, are actively receiving COVID-19 vaccine and administering it as quickly as possible.

We are currently vaccinating Phase 1A priority groups.

We are preparing for Phase 1B priority groups.

  • Phase 1B groups and individuals should complete the Vaccine Interest Survey to express your interest in the vaccination and receive notifications when appointments are available.
Vaccine Image

Vaccine Availability


The Chester County Health Department received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine on December 23rd. Delaware County anticipates its first shipment in January 2021. Together, we join other healthcare organizations throughout our Counties in vaccinating the first two groups within Phase 1 - frontline healthcare personnel and EMS providers. Details about how to get the COVID vaccine for these two groups will be shared with each county. At this time, we cannot provide specific details on the timing of vaccine distribution to other groups in Phase 1.

The goal is for everyone to easily get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as large enough quantities are available. Vaccine availability will initially be limited and therefore must be distributed in a phased approach (see table below). As more vaccine becomes available, vaccination across multiple phases can occur simultaneously.



  1. Phase 1A
  2. Phase 1B
  3. Phase 1C
  4. Phase 2


  • Coroner, Medical Examiner and Funeral Staff
  • EMS Providers
  • Healthcare Personnel
  • Long-Term Care Residents

CDC Rationale: Early protection of health care personnel is critical to preserve capacity to care for patients with COVID-19 or other illnesses. Due to high rates of underlying medical conditions, and congregate living situation, long-term care residents are at high risk for infection and severe illness from COVID-19. 

Phase 1A Recommendation Evidence Table
* Time frames are dependent upon the availability of vaccine and are subject to change.
To find our more about the CDC recommendations visit: Coronavirus Recommendations Process
Mini language buttons (3)
Mini language buttons (4)
Mini language buttons (5)

This page will continue to be updated. Last update: Friday, January 15, 2021