A breakdown of Pa.’s vaccine provider information | The Numbers Racket

By: - January 25, 2021 6:30 am

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Last week, the state Department of Health launched a new map to help health care workers not affiliated with a hospital or health care facility, find and receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 

The map allows users to filter by facility type, search by address, zip code or location to find a provider. 

The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Vaccine Provider Information Map (Capital-Star Screen Capture).

However, looking generally at the providers across the state, there are a few takeaways worth noting. 

Facility Breakdown

As of this reporting, there are 479 provider facilities statewide. 

Pharmacies account for 226 of the provider facilities. 

Federally Qualified Health Centers account for 74 of the provider facilities. 

Health Systems account for 17 of the provider facilities. 

Hospitals account for 129 of the provider facilities.

“Other” facilities account for 33 of the providers facilities. 

Facilities designated other include county and municipal health departments, according to state health officials.

By County

The number of facilities varies greatly across Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. 

Sixteen rural counties across the state have one or no provider facilities available. 

The four counties with no provider facilities include: 

  • Pike County
  • Sullivan County
  • Snyder County
  • Juniata County

The 12 counties with one provider facility include: 

  • Lebanon County
  • Perry County
  • Fulton County
  • Forest County
  • Cameron County
  • Potter County
  • Tioga County
  • Clinton County
  • Union County 
  • Bradford County
  • Northumberland County
  • Wyoming County

 

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Cassie Miller
Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared. Follow her on Twitter: @Wordsby_CassieM.

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