Crozer Health and Upper Darby School District Hold Largest Delaware County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
Nearly 2,000 Delaware County Residents Received COVID-19 Vaccines
Though hidden behind face masks, there likely was a sea of smiling faces recently at a COVID-19 vaccination event held at Upper Darby High School in Drexel Hill. From early morning until late afternoon, Crozer Health nurses administered COVID-19 first dose vaccines to nearly 2,000 grateful community residents aged 65 and over.
Crozer Health and Upper Darby School District partnered to host the clinic, which was the largest one-time COVID-19 vaccination event to date in Delaware County. Those vaccinated were required to register online and attest that they were in the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Phase 1A.
“This clinic is a great example of community partners working together to provide vaccinations to a large number of seniors in our community in an extremely efficient manner,” said Matt Shelak, President of Delaware County Memorial Hospital. “We cannot thank the Upper Darby School District enough for providing the space, technology, and volunteers to support this mission.”
After receiving their vaccinations, people felt excited and relieved. One woman was so thrilled, she was literally dancing for joy.
It took weeks of planning and hundreds of volunteers to make this event a reality and ensure the vaccines were administered safely and efficiently. More than 100 volunteers helped with logistics and registration, and local first responders were on site to anticipate and address any issues of concern.