PA is currently in Phase 1A of COVID-19 vaccination, which vaccinates certain healthcare personnel, residents of long-term care facilities, people aged 65 and older, and those aged 16-64 with an eligible health risk. (Pre-K-12 teachers and school staff will be offered vaccines in a separate program.)
- If you think you may be eligible, please visit https://www.pa.gov/guides/get-vaccinated/ and use the Your Turn tool to see if you’re eligible.
- If eligible, use the map to find a vaccine provider, and contact the provider directly via their preferred method to schedule an appointment.
- At your appointment, get your vaccine card, and remember to return for your second dose.
In most PA locations, PA 211 is not scheduling vaccine appointments at this time, and cannot assist you to get an appointment with a provider. At certain times, in select counties, PA 211 programs may be available to help people over age 65, who do not have access to the internet, to schedule an appointment. More information will be periodically available about localized programs in Allegheny and Lackawanna Counties.
If you do not have internet access or are unable to use the PA Department of Health website, call 877-PA-HEALTH to speak with a representative and determine eligibility. If you are eligible, the representative will help you locate nearby vaccine providers and provide contact information so you can make a vaccine appointment directly with a provider.
At present, the demand for vaccines is higher than the supply, so wait lists are long, and it will take time to get all eligible people vaccinated. Qualifying for a vaccine does not guarantee available doses or appointments. Each vaccine provider has its own policies for vaccine scheduling – some are over the phone, and some are via a website only – please see the details given for each provider on the vaccine provider map. When scheduling your vaccine, make one appointment, keep that appointment, and if you need to cancel, cancel early. Please do not show up at a vaccine provider location without an appointment.
If you have questions about the vaccine or the vaccination process in PA, please visit https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Vaccine/Pages/Vaccine.aspx to learn more.
You can submit questions and feedback to the PA Department of Health at https://forms.juvare.com/forms/a3de9cc1-a49c-4178-830d-2f85797ed5f0 or call the Pennsylvania Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258 (wait times may be high.)