COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Beginning May 3, on the second Tuesday of each month, the Pike County Office of Emergency Management will deliver 2nd COVID-19 booster vaccines to homebound individuals in Pike County. Contact Tim Knapp at 570-296-6714 to schedule a booster for yourself or a homebound family member or friend.
Updated April 8, 2022
Fourth COVID Vaccine Dose Available at Community Health Centers
Individuals age 50 and older or those with underlying conditions may make an appointment to receive an additional booster of the COVID-19 vaccine through Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers’ primary care offices. This would be a fourth dose of Moderna or Pfizer, or a third dose (second booster) of Johnson & Johnson. The vaccines are recommended at least four months after receiving the last dose of any of these federally-approved vaccines.
WMCHC Medical Director James Cruse, MD, calls these booster injections acceptable but not required for those who are not at high risk. However, he indicates that individuals who are most vulnerable due to either an existing medical condition or COVID exposure risk should seek out the additional booster at this time.
“In patients with significant underlying risk factors such as diabetes, cancer, heart or lung disease, age over 80 or on immune suppressing meds, I recommend going ahead and getting the booster,” stated Dr. Cruse. “I am also recommending the booster in eligible patients who have a high risk of exposure.”
Dr. Cruse went on to say, “with case levels are at their lowest point since last summer, I am also recommending my patients who are not at high risk of exposure or severe outcome wait to get this booster until cases are rising again.”
To make an appointment visit www.wmchc.net and click on the SCHEDULE A VACCINE BUTTON at the top of the page. Please note that the only WMCHC office offering J & J is the Hamlin Family Health Center and it will not be available after April 22.
For those without internet access, please call 570-253-8197 for assistance.
Updated February 11, 2022
The Pike County Office of Emergency Management will no longer be holding COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at the Pike County Training Center on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.
Individuals interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine should visit the Wayne Memorial Community Health Center website to schedule a vaccine.
Updated December 22, 2021
Pike County Vaccination ClinicsThe Pike County Office of Emergency Management is partnering with Wayne Community Health Centers to host COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Pike County Training Center on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech are available for 1st, 2nd or booster shots.
Advance registration is requested. Call the Wayne Community Health Centers COVID hotline to schedule an appointment 570.253.8197. Or, register online.
View current COVID-19 vaccine guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children ages 5 - 11 are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Upcoming clinics at the Training Center will be held on January 5 and 19.
Get more COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Information.
The Office of Emergency Management administers vaccines to homebound individuals. To be added to this list call 570-296-6714.
Vaccinations for the Homebound
New Online State Portal to help Match Local Requests for Vaccination Clinics with ProvidersThe Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) this week launched an online portal to help streamline requests for vaccination clinics throughout the Commonwealth. The online form, linked below, is designed to assist in matching local requests for vaccination clinics with providers, as well as provide resources from DOH when applicable.
The form is intended for local governments, community organizations, religious groups, schools, state agencies and any other groups interested in hosting a vaccine event.