COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

The information on this page is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. See a licensed medical professional with your specific questions and concerns. The following is provided for informational and educational purposes.

This page last updated: 11MAY2021
All adult groups are eligible to schedule a vaccine appointment now. 
Teens age 12-15 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine as of May 10th, 2021. 
Details below. 

Pop-up J&J Clinic May 19:

LifePath Vaccine Clinic will take place Wednesday, May 19 from 4:00-7:00 PM 
LifePath Christian Ministries is at 367 W. Market St. York, PA  17401. Appointments required. Call  (717)472-8905 or (717)699-8445.  Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be provided, so you’ll only need one shot. Immunity develops after 14+ days. Learn more about the different vaccines here.

 Click to learn more about how the COVID-19 vaccines work, how they were made, and other FAQs
FAQs, short info videos, basic explanations, all in one spot!
Updated 11 MAY 2021


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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in Pennsylvania

There are currently 3 vaccines being used in the United States. The first two are from the companies Pfizer and Moderna, each with its own two-shot schedule. The Janssen vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is a one-shot vaccine. 

Vaccines from other companies are in the approval process.

PA is now in Phase 2 of the vaccination rollout.  Find a full list of who is in each phase hereGroup 2 includes all adults 18+.

Where can I get the vaccine? 

Click to find the live map of provider locations across the US. 

Appointments required at most locations  (details below). A few locations may offer walk-in options, but you must return to the same location for your second shot if you get the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.

New! May 10: The FDA has expanded the EUA for the Pfizer vaccine to include people aged 12-15. Read about the safety and efficacy study in the EUA here.  

I don’t drive. How do I get to my appointment?

Help is available. After you have scheduled your vaccine appointment, you can contact Capital Area Transit (CAT) or RabbitTransit to arrange for transportation to and from your appointment location.

  • Contact CAT at: 717-233-5657 
  • Contact RabbitTransit at: 1-800-632-9063

What does it cost? 

There is no cost for the vaccine itself. Be sure to ask about any facility fees which may not be covered by insurance or Medicare.

I’ve had both shots. What do I do with my vaccination card?

Keep it somewhere safe! This is your record that you have been vaccinated. Staples stores will laminate your completed COVID-19 vaccine card for FREE. CDC suggests this is a great way to protect your card. Contact the Staples store closest to you for more information. www.staples.com/search

PA Department of Health Hotline: 1-877-724-3258

Vaccine Providers in our region as of  11 May 2021  You must have an appointment at most locations.

WellSpan Health
Set up a free MyWellSpan Health account online to make an appointment. Many locations available.

WellSpan’s COVID-19 appointment hotline is
(855) 851-3641 

Geisinger Health 
Log into your MyGeisingerHealth account for current appointment availability

Visit https://www.geisinger.org/coronavirus/patients-and-visitors/covid-19-vaccine-faqs
Giant Food Stores Pharmacy
Visit their site:  https://giantfoodstores.com/pages/tgc-vaccines

*most stores are located in south central PA

Rite Aid Pharmacy
Check eligibility and registration guide on the Rite-Aid COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduler. More info at https://www.riteaid.com/Covid-19

Walgreens Pharmacy
Register for a free Walgreens.com account and complete a screening to set an appointment.  Visit the Walgreens COVID-19 Vaccine Website for more information. 

CVS Pharmacy
Appointments available in the CVS app or on website. 
Visit https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine for more information on vaccines at CVS locations near you.

Weis Markets Pharmacy 
Appointment availability can be checked on the Weis Markets website: https://www.weismarkets.com/
covid-vaccine-faqs

PA Dept of Health Interactive map link:

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus
/Vaccine/Pages/Vaccine.aspx

Visit the York County COVID-19 Vaccine Website for information about vaccine availability in York County, PA.  

Want to learn more about how the COVID-19 vaccine was developed, known safety and risk information, and FAQs? 
Click here to go to our COVID-19 Vaccine: Learn Page.

Printables: 

Vaccine Information for South-Central PA (one double sided sheet UPDATED 11 MAY 2021)

What To Expect At Your Vaccine Appointment (one double sided sheet)

What To Expect After the COVID-19 Vaccine Printable Sheet (one sheet)

Healthline: Understanding Opposition to Vaccine (3 single sided pages)

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