Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said Tuesday that vaccine supplies are increasing weekly. The expansion of the distribution process means that all people will be eligible for the antidote by July.
As reported by Telemundo62, the official said that everything depends on the distribution of immunization nationwide and that if everything goes as promised by the federal government the tentative vaccination schedule will be as follows: Phase 1B until the end of April, phase 1C until the end of May and all citizens by the end of July.
Farley pointed out that although it is not a formal estimate, it provides the hopeful expectation of reaching as many people as possible. However, he stressed that it is not know how the distribution of the doses of the approved vaccine will vary and whether there will be vaccines from other approved companies.
The weekly dispensing for Philadelphia is as follows:
- 10,700 from Pfizer
- 15,600 from Moderna
- 4,900 for clinics at Rite Aid and Shoprite
Commissioner Farley added that the delivery of the supplies could be affected by weather conditions, still the supplies are increasing. Health officials have been notified that they will receive at least that much in the next three weeks.
Starting the week of February 22, vaccines will be provided for teachers and staff in the School District of Philadelphia through a partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Immunization clinics will also be opened at Walmart and Acme. These doses are limited to people 75 years old and over or with pre-existing conditions. You cannot go without an appointment or invitation.