Department of Health Issues COVID-19 Vaccine Order to Help Expedite Vaccine Administration, Improve Accessibility for Seniors

The Wolf Administration released a new order to increase the administration of vaccine dosages received, ensure ease of scheduling appointments, reinforce specific reporting by vaccine providers, and ensure accountability in providers’ adherence to vaccine priorities. 

  • All vaccine providers will be required to administer a specific percentage of vaccine first doses received within seven days of receipt of those doses.
  • In addition to online scheduling systems and publishing appointment availability, providers must also have a phone-based registration system to schedule appointments for the administration of any applicable dose.

Vaccine providers will continue to report race and ethnicity of vaccine recipients in accordance with the order published in December. 

Read the full press release from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. You can also stay up-to-date with the PA DOH’s weekly COVID-19 vaccine reports, which will be updated each week on


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