Full Current Report Here: February 12, 2021
CURRENT PHASE ELIGIBLE FOR VACCINATION: 1A
Plus those who are 65 and over or those who are 16-64 with certain medical conditions
TOTAL VACCINES ADMINISTERED: 1,523,510
7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE-VACCINES ADMINISTERED: 44,159
TOTAL PERSONS COVERED: 1,167,402
TOTAL PERSONS PARTIALLY COVERED: 811,294
TOTAL PERSONS FULLY COVERED: 356,108
ENROLLED PROVIDERS: 1,710
PROVIDERS WHO HAVE RECEIVED VACCINE: 780
NEW THIS WEEK – ORDER OF THE ACTING SECRETARY OF HEALTH DIRECTING VACCINE PROVIDERS’ ADMINISTRATION OF COVID-19 VACCINES
On Feb. 12 Acting Secretary Beam issued an 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.
To address the limited supply of vaccine at this time, all vaccine providers will be required to administer a specific percentage of vaccine first doses received within seven days of receipt of those doses. Dispensations will be made for inclement weather.
Vaccine will be administered in accordance with the current phase of Pennsylvania’s vaccine rollout.
For two-dose vaccines, providers will make every appropriate effort to ensure available appointments for that second dose.
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. Phone lines may not simply direct patients to a website.
As health equity remains a priority, vaccine providers will continue to report race and ethnicity of vaccine recipients in accordance with the Order published in December.
Providers will enter information in the Department’s immunization registry to record receipt of vaccine and ongoing inventory levels. The administration of vaccine doses are also required to be reported within 24 hours of administration into PASIIS.
The COVID-19 vaccination effort requires the collaboration and cooperation of leaders at all levels of government, legislators, vaccine providers, citizens, and stakeholders. It is our collective responsibility to work together to slow the spread of COVID-19 until it is curtailed. Adherence to the Order is part of that responsibility.
The Department may reduce or suspend allocations of first doses for those vaccine providers that do not comply with the Order.
The online and phone-based registration system requirements shall take effect 12:01 a.m. on February 19, 2021. The allocation enforcement under Section 5 shall take effect 12:01 a.m. on February 22, 2021. The remainder of the Order took effect when the order was announced.