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Thanks to the Bucks County Immunization Coalition and Montgomery County Immunization Coalition for providing all of us with information to stay as informed and healthy as possible!

Bucks County COVID-19 Vaccine Info: Website & Resources

  • The County’s vaccination sites offer the Pfizer vaccine to everyone age 5 and older; the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available at all County locations for individuals age 18+. Individuals can schedule an appointment through https://trackmyvaccine.com/register. Walk-ins are available at both locations (Warwick Square and Neshaminy Mall).
  • View the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Location Flyers: Central Bucks | Lower Bucks | Upper Bucks
  • View the Bucks County COVID-19 vaccine flyers: Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Russian
  • Need a ride to your vaccination appointment? Bucks County Transport will provide round trip transportation to Bucks County residents for vaccination appointments in Bucks County. Rides are available from Monday – Friday from 6 AM to 6 PM. Call Bucks County Transport at 888-795-0740 (M-F 8 AM to 4 PM) at least two days in advance of your vaccination appointment. Riders aged 65 and over will be required to register for Bucks County Transport’s Shared Ride Program to receive a free ride. Applications can be found on Bucks County Transport’s website or by calling 888-795-0740.

Montgomery County COVID-19 Vaccine Info: Website & Resources

Vaccines.Gov. All Pennsylvanians age 5 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (children 5-11 are eligible for the Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine, with age 12-17 eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine). The PA Department of Health uses vaccines.gov as the mapping source to help individuals find a location where they can get vaccinated. Click here for PA Department of Health information and resources. Vaccines.Gov also includes locations to receive flu vaccines!

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a flu vaccine toolkit to help you stay informed on CMS, CDC, and HHS materials available on the importance of the flu vaccine!

Resources Shared through the Bucks County Immunization Coalition. Thank you, BCIC!

CDC has launched the “I Get It!” campaign for flu vaccines, including social media graphics and communications. Learn more! 

The CDC and FDA have shared that everyone now 16 and up is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster if fully vaccinated. See the flyer.

With students headed back to school, and young adults’ vaccination rates lagging those of older people, reaching these groups is vital to the effort to defeat COVID-19 in the U.S. The HHS We Can Do This campaign is an initiative to increase confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and reinforce basic prevention measures. Here are some resources to reach students, teens, parents, and young adults: Back to School ToolkitHigh School Students ToolkitCollege Student Toolkit  | Historically Black Colleges and Universities Toolkit 

Resources Shared through the Montgomery County Immunization Coalition. Thank you, MCIC!

AmVAXadors help distribute accurate and timely COVID-19 vaccine information by sharing social content, informational flyers, videos, and updates with friends, family, neighbors, peer, and social networks. Individuals who are passionate about people in their community getting the COVID-19 vaccine and willing to share COVID-19 vaccine information from credible sources are invited to become an AmVAXador! Learn more about their materials and visit the AmVAXador website. Click here for the social media toolkit in Spanish! You can request to become an AmVAXador here by completing this form.

  • Be an AmVAXador – MCIC is partnering with Made to Save to provide a FREE online training on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7-8pm to learn how to initiate and engage in effective conversations about COVID-19 vaccines in online communities. The online training will cover digital storytelling, identifying existing online networks to engage with, dealing with misinformation and disinformation, and best practices for guiding vaccine conversations. Click here to register today!

Association of Immunization Managers shares a 1-page overview of “Communicating the Benefits of Influenza Vaccine during COVID-19.”

CDC Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People. Review the public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people. This guidance continues to be updated and expanded based on the level of community spread of SARS-CoV-2, the proportion of the population that is fully vaccinated, and the rapidly evolving science on COVID-19 vaccines. Last updated January 16th, 2022:

Following is a summary of CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine recommendations (current as of January 7, 2022):  

  • Children between 12 and 15 years old who received two doses of Pfizer vaccine at least 5 months ago, are now recommended to get a Pfizer vaccine booster dose. (Children 16-17 years were already recommended to get a booster dose.)
  • Everyone 12 years or older who got the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for their primary vaccination series, only have to wait 5 months after their second dose before getting a booster dose. (The CDC shortened the time from 6 months to 5 months).
  • Everyone 18 years or older who got the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine for their primary dose should wait 2 months after their primary dose before getting a booster dose. (In most situations, Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are preferred over the J&J COVID-19 vaccine for primary and booster vaccination.)
  • Children between 5 and 11 years old who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should get a third primary dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least 28 days after their second COVID vaccine dose. (This is the same as the recommendation for immunocompromised people 12 years and older.)
  • Everyone 12 years and older who is moderately to severely immunocompromised and received a third primary dose of vaccine, should ALSO get a booster dose 5 months after their third primary shot. 
  • Children 5-11 years old are not recommended to get a booster dose at this time. This may change so keep checking VYF’s website for the latest information at COVID-19 FAQ.

See a chart of the CDC’s recommendations. Visuals make it a little easier to understand.

COVID-19 Vaccine Conversations. Questions from the Community Answered by Healthcare Providers. Montgomery County Immunization Coalition, Montgomery County Office of Public Health, and TriCounty Health Council have launched a Vaccine Conversation Video Series, a new campaign to provide our community with credible information about the COVID-19 vaccines from local healthcare leaders.

COVID-19 Vaccine Facts For Your Child Flyers: Thanks to MCIC, MontCo Office of Public Health, and partners, this flyer is available to support education and outreach efforts to parents of 5-11 year olds, with facts based on DeBeaumont Foundation’s research on parent messaging. This flyer is available in Chinese, English, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred on or after January 20, 2020. Like other federal assistance, these funds cannot be used in duplication of other programs. Click here on FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for guidance and eligibility requirements and types of services funded.  Instructions on how to apply for this assistance through FEMA’s dedicated helpline at 1-844-684-6333 can also be found on the website. Helpline representatives are trained to provide personal application support and answer any questions regarding program eligibility.

FREE COVID TESTS – Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now at www.covidtests.gov/ so you have them when you need them. Learn more in English and Spanish.

Made to Save offers the Vaccines At Work hub, built in partnership with the Health Action Alliance (HAA), to help employers encourage vaccinations, improve workplace safety, and implement equitable COVID-19 vaccine policies. Please click here to learn more.

Montgomery County COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall Recordings. Montgomery County, PA continues to host virtual COVID-19 Town Halls to answer questions and concerns about the vaccine. This playlist is a compilation of all vaccine town halls held to date. There is no cost to attend any of these events and registration is open to all. To check the calendar for upcoming events, visit www.montcopa.org/Calendar. Recordings of four town halls with local healthcare & community leaders are now available on #COVID19 vaccine and kids 5-11: bit.ly/MCICtownhall

Montgomery County flu vaccine clinics 2021-2022 – See locations and schedule here.

Montgomery County Immunization Coalition is excited to share that we have developed a Social Media Toolkit in support of National Minority Health Month (NMHM) in April. MCIC launched this kit to bring attention to the importance of COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as one of the strongest tools we have to end the COVID-19 pandemic that has disproportionately affected communities of color.

PA AAP (The Pennsylvania Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics) has COVID Vaccine Science Explainer Videos that explain the science around COVID-19 vaccines

The Conversation: Between Us, About Us is a campaign to provide Black and Latinx communities with credible information about COVID-19 vaccines. #BetweenUsAboutUs

The KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor is an ongoing research project tracking the public’s attitudes and experiences with COVID-19 vaccinations. Using a combination of surveys and qualitative research, this project tracks the dynamic nature of public opinion as vaccine development and distribution unfold, including vaccine confidence and acceptance, information needs, trusted messengers and messages, as well as the public’s experiences with vaccination.

United Methodists Health Ministry Fund recently released “Faith in Vaccines Toolkit: Tips and Resources to Help Pastors Support COVID-19 Vaccination”. The toolkit can be found here.

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services COVID-19 Vaccine Resources. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) have compiled these Federal resources on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine for health care professionals, partners and patients, including a list of resources in other languages.

The Vaccine Education Center of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia updated their COVID-19 Q&A sheet with the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccine. This is available here.

Vaccinate Your Family and MontCo Office of Public Health share a new COVID-19 Vaccine Fast Facts flyer. This flyer is available in Korean and Spanish.

Vaccine Digital Video Campaign – Montgomery County Immunization Coalition & Montgomery County are excited have launched the second phase of their COVID-19 Vaccine Digital Video Campaign to debunk the most common myths about COVID-19 vaccines in children 5-11 year olds. Check out and share their playlist here, and keep your eyes open for ads running on Hulu and Roku Feb-May!

VaxText is a free text messaging resource, that reminds people to get their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. People text ENROLL to 1-833-VaxText (829-8398) to start getting their weekly second dose reminders in either English or Spanish. VaxText also encourages patients to sign up for V-safe, a tool that allows people to record their health status after vaccination.

V-Safe is a smartphone based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Through V-Safe, you can quickly tell the CDC if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers, someone from the CDC may call to check on you and get more information. V-Safe will also remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one. Flyers: Korean, Chinese Simplified, Spanish, Vietnamese, English .

YouTube Playlist Montgomery County Immunization Coalition, Montgomery County Office of Public Health, and TriCounty Health Council have launched a Vaccine Conversation Video Series – a new campaign to provide our community with credible information about the COVID-19 vaccines. Local healthcare leaders dispel misinformation and provide accessible facts in videos that deliver the information our community is asking about the COVID-19 vaccines.

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