Health

ChesCo schedules vaccine clinics

With the start of flu season quickly approaching, the Chester County Health Department announces details of county-wide flu vaccination clinics, open to the entire community at area schools. The clinics are scheduled from late September through November. In addition to the flu vaccine, the Health Department will offer COVID-19 vaccines at most community vaccine ...

 
 

Unionville Flu Clinic is Sept. 23

Unionville High School has again partnered with Chester County Health Department to serve as a community flu vaccine clinic. The Unionville Flu Clinic will take place on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at Unionville High School. All families and members of the community are encouraged to attend and receive a flu vaccine from the Health Department. A second ...

 

Mask mandates are back in school

In a reversal from just last month, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration has issued a new mask mandate for all K-12 schools and childcare centers. The mandate goes into effect on Sept.7. Wolf had said that it would be up to the individual school districts. Last week he asked the state legislature to enact a law for the mandates, but legislators declined. Next, he said he ...

 

Updated COVID-19 guidance for DelCo

People in Delaware County are being urged to wear masks in public indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status. The Pennsylvania Health Alert Network has issued the recommendation that all people, regardless of vaccination status wear a mask in public indoor settings. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued updated COVID-19 guidance based on new ...

 

Pa. COVID related services resume in DelCo

The Pennsylvania Department of Health will resume COVID-19 related services for residents of Delaware County, according to a press release issued by the county. These services include case investigation and surveillance, data reporting, testing and vaccination oversight, public health communications, official guidance (e.g., masking, social distancing), and ...

 

ChesCo big on vaxx percentage

Chester County Health officials have announced that 83 percent of all eligible Chester County residents (age 12 and above) are partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Taking it one step further, of those age 18 and over (which follows the governor’s benchmark), 92 percent are partially or fully vaccinated.  According to county health officials, these figures ...

 

PAWS teams now therapy ambassadors

PAWS for People, the Newark -based pet therapy organization just added two more stars to its list of accomplishments. A group of pet therapy teams from PAWS was selected to be members of the National Dog Show Therapy Dog Ambassador Team and, at the same time, took part in Bark Ranger training at the Valley Forge National Historical Park. As members of the National ...

 

ChesCo health OKs vaccine for 12-15 year-olds

Following the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) recommendation of the Pfizer vaccine for those ages 12-15, Chester County Health Department officials will offer the Pfizer vaccine at its walk-in or drive-thru clinic locations, with or without an appointment, from beginning Thursday morning, May 13.   The Pfizer vaccine will be available without ...

 

At-home vaccinations available

As part of its effort to ensure every eligible Chester County resident who chooses to have a COVID-19 vaccine is able to receive one, the Chester County Health Department has partnered with local emergency medical services agencies to schedule at-home vaccine appointments for those who are unable to attend a vaccine clinic. Through the partnership, advanced emergency ...

 

Mind Matters — Vaccinated yet?

I am vaccinated against COVID-19, are you? This is not a question to shame anyone, but a question of curiosity. My husband and I are now fully vaccinated. In fact, both my adult children and my son-in-law are vaccinated as well. For the first time in over a year, we have dined outdoors at a restaurant with friends, who are also vaccinated. Yet I know family members ...

 

Council appoints health board members

Delaware County Council appointed five members to the Delaware County Board of Health last week. The appointments were made as part of a strategic plan to create a County Health Department, slated to open in January 2022. Creating a board of health is a prerequisite by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in order to be recognized as a county health department. The ...