Schuylkill County Emergency Management has been tracking the percentage of Schuylkill residents vaccinated on a weekly basis. This is accomplished by accessing public data released by the PA Department of Health. Through the efforts of our Office of Senior Services, many community partners, the health care networks serving our county, corporate pharmacies such as CVS, Rite-Aid, Topco and Wal Mart, as well as our local, neighborhood pharmacies, most of our most vulnerable population has been vaccinated. If we are to bring this pandemic emergency to a conclusion, it is imperative that we increase the number of individuals who have been vaccinated. The chart below shows the number and percentages of individuals vaccinated by age group. We will continue to update these statistics as the state releases data and additional age categories are added to those eligible for the vaccine. We encourage each of you to consult with a trusted medical professional and consider registering for a vaccine. We are confident that the current supplies of vaccine will ensure a timely appointment. We all want to get back to some degree of normal as the fair weather approaches; however, we need to avoid a resurgence of this disease as we move toward the fall and a return to school and work.
We suggest that anyone seeking a vaccination for COVID-19, register with one of the three health care networks, Lehigh Valley Health Network , Saint Luke’s University Health System, and Geisinger 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 or Saint Luke's Miners sign up at Saint Luke's MyChart or call 866-785-8537 and press Option 7.
Geisinger Health System sign up at https://www.geisinger.org/mygeisinger or call 570-284-3657.
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.
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.