Montco Leaders: With Eligibility Increasing, There Are Not Enough COVID-19 Vaccines to Cover All Who Qualify
With the pool of people eligible to get vaccinated in Pennsylvania getting bigger, Montgomery County leaders said that currently there are not enough doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for all of them, according to NBC 10 Philadelphia.
As a result, people waiting in the next phase of distribution could be waiting for months for their turn.
The distribution options for residents have increased with Weis Market adding the administration of the vaccine in its pharmacies, but this will not speed up the availability of the vaccines.
Pennsylvania has moved further into the first phase of distribution to include people who are over 65 and those 16 and up with high-risk medical conditions. Those categories total around 250,000 people.
With limited supplies, Montgomery County officials said it might be a year before the distribution can proceed to the next stage that includes essential employees.
Montgomery County Commissioner Dr. Val Arkoosh said the county has only been receiving 5,000 doses a week, meaning that it would take 50 weeks to vaccinate the people who are in the 1A group.
Watch the entire segment at NBC 10 Philadelphia by clicking here.
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