***Important Vaccination Update***
Pennsylvania COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
We will be following the Pennsylvania COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for Distribution. Check this page often for updates regarding Pennsylvania Vaccination Stages and Updates.
CHDC is a distributor for the COVID-19 Vaccine
Community Health & Dental Care is proud to be a Distribution Center for the COVID-19 Vaccine. At the present time, CHDC only receives 100 doses of the vaccine at a time.
Please be patient while we wait for additional vaccine supply.
Montgomery County COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
The following information applies to Montgomery County Residents:
Vaccine Pre-Registration with Montgomery County
We encourage anyone who meets the criteria for Phase 1A to pre-register to receive the vaccine at our website, www.montcopa.org/COVID-19vaccine. To date we have over 153,000 people pre-registered. At this time and depending when you registered, it may take between 6 to 12 weeks before you hear back from us about scheduling an appointment. We are booking appointments to match our supply of vaccine.
To check where we are in the vaccine distribution, please visit our vaccine status page. This page lists the number of requests by date of registration. We are currently booking appointments for those who pre-registered on January 12, 2021.
Vaccine Pre-Registration with Other Providers
There are a number of pharmacies and doctors’ offices in the County and region that are receiving vaccine. Residents can look these up on the PA DOH vaccine provider map as they change weekly. Each site has their own registration process that is separate from the County. The Montgomery County OPH does not distribute vaccine to these locations and does not have any control over how the vaccine is distributed. The PA DOH distributes vaccine directly to them. Wherever a resident goes to receive their first dose of vaccine is where they need to go to get their second dose.
New Montgomery County COVID-19 Hotline - (833) 875-3967
We know many people, seniors in particular, lack access to the internet or have trouble navigating our website. That’s why we are happy to announce our COVID-19 hotline is now live. The number to call is (833) 875-3967. The Montgomery County COVID-19 hotline is operational six days a week, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with live operators that can answer general COVID-19 questions. In addition, the hotline has Spanish speaking agents and language line support for over 100+ different languages. We encourage people to call the hotline or email COVID19@montcopa.org with general questions about COVID-19 and the vaccine.
Please note, the COVID-19 hotline cannot provide updates or timelines on vaccine pre-registration, or troubleshoot issues with vaccine appointments. It is only for general information. In the near future people will be able to pre-register for the vaccine through this hotline, but that feature is not yet up and running. We expect it will be operational next week, so please stay tuned.
We have a direct phone line for any returning phone calls regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine. If you have been scheduled for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment with us and need to call back regarding your appointment, please use the following phone number:
COVID-19 Return Call Phone Line: 484-941-9991
Note: Please do not use this number to contact regarding pre-registration or other general COVID-19 related questions.
Pennsylvania COVID-19 Vaccine Phases
Currently In: Phase 1B
Phase 1A ------- Phase 1B ------- Phase 1C ------- Phase 20%
- Long-term care facility residents
- Health care personnel including, but not limited to:
- Emergency medical service personnel
- Nursing assistants
- Dental hygienists
- Pharmacy technicians
- Health professions students and trainees
- Direct support professionals
- Clinical personnel in school settings or correctional facilities
- Contractual HCP not directly employed by the health care facility
- Persons not directly involved in patient care but potentially exposed to infectious material that can transmit disease among or from health care personnel and patients
- Persons ages 65 and older
- Persons ages 16-64 with high-risk conditions:
- Chronic kidney disease
- Down Syndrome
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
- Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
- Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
- People in congregate settings not otherwise specified as long-term care facilities, and persons receiving home and community-based services
- First responders
- Correctional officers and other workers serving people in congregate care settings not included in Phase 1A
- Food and agricultural workers
- U.S. Postal Service workers
- Manufacturing workers
- Grocery store workers
- Education workers
- Clergy and other essential support for houses of worship
- Public transit workers
- Individuals caring for children or adults in early childhood and adult day programs
- Essential workers in these sectors:
- Transportation and logistics
- Water and wastewater
- Food service
- Housing construction
- Finance, including bank tellers
- Information technology
- Energy, including nuclear reactors
- Legal services
- Federal, state, county and local government workers, including county election workers, elected officials and members of the judiciary and their staff
- Public safety
- Public health workers
- All individuals not previously covered who are 16 and older and do not have a contraindication to the vaccine (note that at this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech product is approved for those age 16 and 17)