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Fayette County has established a COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Task Force to ensure all citizens have access to the vaccine as it becomes available.
Uniontown, PA - The Fayette County Commissioners, together with the Fayette County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), Uniontown Hospital, Highlands Hospital, Senator Pat Stefano (Chairman of the PA Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee), Fayette EMS, the Fayette Chamber of Commerce and the Intermediate Unit 1, have established a COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Taskforce to assure Fayette County residents have organized access to the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available.
The Taskforce, under the direction of the Fayette County Emergency Management Agency, is working with local providers in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines, to organize agencies, businesses, and individuals into the groups required so that the vaccines are accessible to those who wish to receive them.
The Taskforce met this week and reported that phase 1A, which includes long-term care facility residents, health care personnel, etc., are currently receiving vaccines. As phase 1A vaccinations are completed, preparation for distribution to groups and individuals in phase 1B is underway. This group includes senior living facilities (not nursing/personal care homes as they are in phase 1A), first responders, educational workers, corrections officers, food and agricultural workers, US Postal Service workers, manufacturers, grocery store workers, clergy, public transit workers, and preschool/adult educators.
This next phase of vaccine roll-out is far larger than those included in phase 1A and will require much more organization. To that end, the Taskforce is providing the following information:
To learn more about Fayette County, visit www.FayetteCountyPA.org.
Editor's Note: Photo attached courtesy of Pennsylvania Department of Health (COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Taskforce)
This communication is part of the Fayette County PR Initiative, which is funded through the Fayette County Local Share Account (LSA) and Hotel Tax Grants in cooperation with the Fayette County Board of Commissioners, Fayette Chamber of Commerce, The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Fayette, The Redstone Foundation and other partners. This funding has been designated for the continued promotion and marketing of Fayette County, PA.
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