COVID -19 VACCINATIONS
Schuylkill County Emergency Management does not determine what groups or persons qualify for COVID-19 Vaccinations. All health care networks within the Commonwealth are following the guidance established in the Pennsylvania COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Plan, Version 5, released on January 19, 2021.
PA Department of Health has released a Vaccine Eligibility Quiz to help people determine when they are eligible for vaccination and where to find a vaccine provider near them and schedule an appointment with a provider when it's their turn.
We suggest that anyone seeking a vaccination for COVID-19, register with one of the two health care networks, Lehigh Valley Health Network and Saint Luke’s University Health System which operate hospitals within Schuylkill County.
Lehigh Valley Health Network sign up at My LVHN or call 484-884-1767.
Geisinger Saint Luke’s sign up at Saint Luke's MyChart or call 866-785-8537 and press Option 7.
At this time, the supplies of vaccines are limited and the health networks are following the guidance in the state’s plan. We encourage everyone to continue taking all the precautions while the vaccine production is ramped up and supplies become more readily available.
For additional information on COVID-19 and the vaccination progress, we suggest you follow the information PA Department of Health website or follow local media for updates.
Currently in Phase 1A
Testing for COVID-19
Available from health care providers and laboratories within the Schuylkill County area. Each facility has different criteria that must be met before receiving a test, we suggest you check with the individual facility prior to traveling to the location. Please click the link below for the locations which we are aware of that are able to do testing:
About Health Departments
The County of Schuylkill, along with 60 of the 67 counties within the state fall under the jurisdiction of the PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH for all related matters. The counties of Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Erie, Montgomery and Philadelphia have county health departments. Additionally, the cities of Bethlehem, Allentown, Wilkes Barre and York have city health departments. The PA Department of Health can be reached at 1-877-724-3258.
COVID-19 Public Testing Information
Testing is provided FREE through a Pennsylvania state contract with AMI Testing. A site was located in Schuylkill from December 27 to 31, 2020 and over 1,600 persons were tested free of charge. The testing has now moved onto other counties, some are within a reasonable distance to Schuylkill, if you feel a test is appropriate and you are willing to travel to one of the locations.
Beginning Wednesday, January 20, drive-thru testing clinics will be held in the following three counties:
Adams County: Department of Emergency Services, 230 Greenamyer Lane, Gettysburg, PA, 17325
Carbon County: DCNR Beltzville State Park, 2950 Pohopocco Drive, Lehighton, PA, 18235 – just inside the Main Entrance
Snyder County: Selinsgrove State School, 145 Meadow Circle, Selinsgrove, PA, 17870
No appointment is necessary. Testing is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is completely free to all patients. Patients must be ages three and older and are not required to show symptoms of COVID-19 in order to be tested. Up to 450 patients can be tested per day. Mid-nasal passage swab PCR tests will be performed. Patients are encouraged to bring a photo-ID or insurance card. Registration will also be completed on-site. The turnaround time for testing results is two to seven days after testing.
Testing Schedule: Wednesday, January 20 through Sunday, January 24 from 9:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M.