Vaccine Registration Temporarily Paused at WMCHC
(Honesdale, January 12, 2021)… As of today, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) is temporarily suspending phone and email registration for COVID-19 vaccinations due to an extraordinary number of requests and the availability of supply.
“Unfortunately, we do not know from week to week how much vaccine we will be receiving,” said Frederick Jackson, executive director of the Health Centers. By the end of this week, WMCHC will have administered close to 2,000 vaccines to healthcare personnel and others in Phase 1A of the CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines for vaccination. Clinics were opened in Honesdale (two), Tafton and Carbondale with two more scheduled for Hamlin and Lords Valley immediately after WMCHC received a supply of Moderna vaccine.
“Right now we are transitioning from vaccinating Phase 1A individuals to Phase 1B,” said Jackson, “which is a very large population.” Phase 1B includes teachers, police, firefighters, grocery store clerks, correction officers, child-care workers, clergy and people age 75 and over.
“If we could vaccinate everyone in Phase 1B today, we would,” Jackson continued, “but again, it all depends upon supply.”
WMCHC is anticipating more substantial supplies of vaccine in the near future and “we will alert the public as soon as we can open up registration again.”
For more information about Wayne Memorial’s COVID-related services, visit COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) – Wayne Memorial Hospital (wmh.org)
Photo: Michelle Corrigan, RN, vaccine co-coordinator/WMCHC, administers COVID-19 vaccine to Sean McVeigh, MD, pulmonologist and medical director Wayne Memorial Covid Task Force.