This is an update about the availability of COVID_19 vaccinations in Adams County.
Most generally, there is limited supply of vaccines. Hospitals and pharmacies are prepared to vaccinate thousands of people every week but the state does not have the vaccines.
Most residents of nursing homes, however, have received their vaccines. Vaccines for these vulnerable populations have been supplied by a federal program through CVS and Walgreen’s pharmacies.
One way to get on a list for a vaccine is to create an account at Wellspan using the my.wellspan.org portal. You do not need to be a Wellspan patient. At this time Wellspan is not making new appointments but that could change at any time as it begins mass vaccination programs over the next weeks.
Although the Adams-Cumberland Pharmacies continue to offer vaccines, their supply is limited. Send an email to [email protected] to get on a list for their vaccines. You may also call for information at 717-486-8606
You may also call the PA Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.
One potentially optimistic note is that the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program is expected to begin providing vaccines through local pharmacies soon. And doctor’s offices are also slated to receive supplies.
The state is currently vaccinating people in Phase 1A, which includes people 65 years of age and over and those with some pre-existing conditions.
Click here for a list of local vaccine providers.
Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the state rollout.
Click here for information about vaccine safety.