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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Vaccination Update

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Good afternoon Radnor Residents, 

As you may know, Chester County Health Department has been working with Delaware County during the COVID-19 pandemic. With new information regarding a COVID-19 vaccine and the concerns of our Radnor community, we are steadily continuing to provide you all with the most up to date information by phone, email, our website and social media platforms. For some our residents who do not have access to a computer or the internet, we encourage you to call our office at any time for assistance with your questions or concerns. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, early protection of health care personnel is critical to allow for appropriate care for patients not only with COVID-19 but other illnesses. There are several other groups that are at high risk for infection and severe illness from COVID-19. Therefore, it is intended for this group to receive the COVID-19 vaccine during the first phase of distribution. To find out more on the recommendations of the CDC, please visit, Coronavirus Recommendation Process. Following Healthcare personnel are residents and staff of Nursing Homes and Long Term Care Centers. We need to protect this population that can potentially get very sick from COVID-19. All other groups from essential workers to the general public will get vaccinated one phase at a time thereafter. 

Chester County has begun their vaccination distribution and Delaware County is anticipated to receive their shipment in early January. Throughout these two Counties COVID-19 vaccine distribution will be ongoing for the next several months. Please know that our County is working to bring the vaccine to our area and at Radnor, we will make every effort to provide you with the most up to date information as it gets filtered in. As we do ourselves, you can visit Chester County Health Department/COVID-19/Vaccine on your phone or computer and follow the status of vaccines in our area. 

 The goal is for everyone to be vaccinated once larger quantities of the vaccine become available. Until that time, vaccines must be distributed in this phased approach. Chester County Health Department has launched a page on their website dedicated to vaccine information, please visit here, Chester County Health Department/COVID-19/Vaccine Their site will be updated as new information is available. 

The PA Department of Health has begun Phase 1A of the COVID-19 distribution. Persons age 65-74 and persons 16-65 who have high risk medical conditions fall into Phase 1C. The general public over the age of 16 who do not fall into earlier groups are in Phase 2. Radnor Township is consistently staying in touch with County Officials for updates on COVID-19 distribution in those Phases as well as for the general public in our area. When the information becomes available, we will inform the community through phone blast, email blast, and all website and social media outlets. 

Knowing that many of our older residents do not have access to the internet, we are asking all of our residents to assist our older neighbors, family, and friends in finding updated information or contacting someone at our office. 

Here at Radnor Township, we are committed to keeping you all informed and provide all residents and businesses the most up to date resources on all public health matters including COVID-19 and the vaccine. We regularly review information shared by Federal, State and Local Government and will update our website as new information comes in. 

You can also read more about the Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines and prepare yourself for when it’s time to get vaccinated. By reviewing the ingredients, discussing options with your doctor, and understanding the potential side effects, we can prepare ourselves for vaccination. You will find two links on this page, Chester County Health Department/COVID-19/Vaccine, for information on both the Pfizer and Moderna Vaccine. 

You can also visit, PA Department of Health Vaccine Information and CDC COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions to help answer your questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. 

We must stay persistent in our fight against COVID-19 while waiting for the vaccine to be developed and available for all the phases presented by the CDC. By doing this we must continue our mitigation efforts like wearing our mask, washing our hands and social distancing. For more information on mitigation visit You Can Help Fight COVID-19

For questions related to Public Health, please contact

Health Officer: mcarbonara@radnor.org 610-688-5600 ext. 167 

Health Inspector: kcarlomagno@radnor.org 610-688-5600 ext. 145 

Questions for Emergency Management, please contact: 

Office of Emergency Management: EmergencyManagement@radnor.org 610-688-5600 ext. 107 

Thank you, 

Radnor Office of Emergency Management