COVID-19 Vaccination Update
Crozer Health is proud to be a part of the response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, vaccinating thousands of our community members over the past few months. We are committed to caring for and protecting the members of our community. It is our mission and focus every day.
We know many of you have questions and concerns about the vaccination process, and we want to assure you that we are vaccinating as many of our community members as possible. We want you to be able to hug your loved ones and return to a more normal life, and we are doing everything we can to make this happen as quickly as possible.
Following is a brief update on Crozer Health's vaccination efforts and what you can expect over the next few months.
Who has received the vaccine?
Crozer Health is working to ensure the vaccine is provided in a way that is equitable and efficient, following the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Plan. We continuously evaluate all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
In December, Crozer Health began vaccinating our frontline staff, medical staff, and anyone involved in patient-facing care so they could continue to provide patients with the high-quality care they need and deserve. We then moved on to providing thousands of vaccines for those in Phase 1A at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospitals. In addition, we have administered vaccinations in several underserved areas of Delaware County to ensure that those who do not have internet access or transportation are able to access vaccines.
As of early March, we have administered nearly 30,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to those who are eligible. While this is a significant achievement, we know that there are thousands of people in the area who are still waiting for their turn to receive the vaccine. If you are in this group, please know we are doing everything we can to get you protected. We are here to serve everyone who lives or works in our community, not only those who have previously used Crozer Health for their healthcare needs.
What other options are available for getting the vaccine?
Crozer Health is working with Delaware County officials to administer thousands more COVID-19 vaccines at Springfield Hospital and elsewhere in the coming weeks. If you qualify, you can register for a vaccine through Delaware County’s website. Hours of administration at Springfield are Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm.
We are thrilled to provide another option for our community members to get protected against COVID-19 and will continue to explore additional avenues to make the process more efficient and widely available. Currently, we are only receiving the Pfizer vaccine from the Department of Health. The vaccine supply is controlled at the state level and we continue to work with our county and state representatives to advocate for more vaccine supply to Delaware County.
Our commitment to you
Our colleagues have worked long hours in their dedication to our patients and community members, and we are extremely proud and grateful. But we know there is much more work to be done. We will continue to keep you informed of our efforts.
Thank you to all our patients and community members for their patience during this unprecedented time and for putting their trust in Crozer Health. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date vaccination information and share the link with loved ones or friends who may have additional questions about our COVID-19 response.