Contributed by Brandi Fitch
Spring is finally here, and it has brought more opportunity for COVID-19 vaccinations. As we all want to see an end to this pandemic, more and more vaccination sites are opening throughout the state to help combat this virus. Franklin County residents can find vaccination opportunities at the locations below:
WellSpan Health (Chambersburg Hospital)
An additional vaccination site will be open at the Chambersburg Mall in April. Schedule appointments using the information above.
Keystone Community Health Services
To find additional vaccination sites close to you, search by location in the PA Department of Health’s link here.
On March 31st, the PA Department of Health expanded the Vaccine Phase Timeline to include the following:
- Firefighters, police officers, grocery store workers and food and agriculture workers are eligible TODAY
- Phase 1B individuals are eligible TODAY
- Phase 1C individuals are eligible TODAY
- All Pennsylvanians 16 and older are eligible on April 19th
More information on the updated COVID-19 Vaccination rollout timeline can be found here.
Mobile Vaccination Clinics are also underway in Franklin County through WellSpan Health’s efforts to reach homebound and or/congregate setting patients. If you know of someone who is homebound and needs a vaccination, please contact Noel Purdy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-504-0559.
According to the PA Department of Health, more than six million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the state. More than one million Pennsylvanians have been fully vaccinated against the virus. If you have any questions about the vaccination process, you can call the PA Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.