COVID IN DAUPHIN COUNTY: Vaccination Plans, Testing Sites and Results, and Other Information
As COVID-19 continues to impact all communities in Dauphin County and beyond, we offer a bank of resources and information on COVID-related topics, including testing, vaccination, and data regarding the virus’ prevalence in the county.
The Dauphin County Board of Commissioners are constantly working with partners at the local, state and federal levels to provide residents with access to testing, treatment, and vaccination options – as they become available.
There is no timetable on when all residents will have access to the vaccine, however, state and federal officials have deployed a phase system, with healthcare workers and those at risk due to age and health conditions having first access to the vaccine.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s vaccination plan and local provider locations are HERE: Vaccine (pa.gov)
Registration and other information for Dauphin County area providers is HERE: http://bit.ly/39zp9LB.
The DOH recently opened an online resource for people to check their eligibility status for receiving the vaccine, and their closest location for receiving it. HERE: https://www.pa.gov/guides/get-vaccinated/
CDC immunization practices and guidelines are HERE: ACIP COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations | CDC
UPMC has opened enrollment for the vaccine to non-UPMC health workers. That portal is HERE: Vaccinating Non-UPMC Health Care Workers in PA
CASES AND TESTING IN DAUPHIN COUNTY
The state Department of Health reports 373 COVID-related deaths in Dauphin County, as of Jan. 13.
Over 34 percent of the county population has been tested.
Currently, there are 145 COVID-related inpatients in Dauphin County.
At a community testing site at the Giant Center in Hershey, more over 2,000 COVID tests were performed during a five-day period last week.
Testing sites can be found HERE: Public Testing (pa.gov)MEDIA CONTACT: Brett Hambright, Press Secretary, 717-780-6311; email@example.com.