COVID-19 Vaccine Information
We expect the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine to be available the first week of October. Appointments will open up near the end of September.
COVID-19 vaccine is available at local pharmacies, doctor offices and at the Chester County Health Department.
You cannot receive a COVID-19 vaccine if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms OR you have been exposed to COVID-19 within 10 days of your appointment.
Adult COVID-19 Vaccine
- A second bivalent booster is available for those age 65+, to be administered at least 4 months after their first bivalent booster.
- Immunocompromised individuals (i.e. healthcare involving transplant, chemotherapy, biologics or high-dose steroid) age 5+ may have a second bivalent vaccine two months after their previous dose.
- Primary series vaccinations are now one bivalent dose for those age 6+.
- Find out when you can get a booster here.
Child COVID-19 Vaccine (6 Months to 11 Years)
The CDC approved COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months and older.
The vaccine dose for children under 5 years is lower than those used for children over 5 years and adults. Because of this, Pfizer vaccine is given in three doses and Moderna vaccine is given in two doses.
- Immunocompromised individuals (i.e. healthcare involving transplant, chemotherapy, biologics or high-dose steroid) age 5+ may have a second bivalent vaccine 2 months after their previous dose.
- Primary series vaccinations are now 1 bivalent dose for those age 6+.
- Those age 6 months to 5 years will continue with a 2 dose Moderna or 3 dose Pfizer series. All doses will be bivalent.
Activities and Resources for Kids
Schedule A Vaccine Appointment
|Clinic Location||Address||Weekly Appointments|
|Government Services Center||601 Westtown Road, West Chester||Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.|
Wednesday 12 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
For other locations and times and to find the vaccine closest to you, visit vaccines.gov.
Safety and Side Effects of COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. COVID-19 vaccines were evaluated in tens of thousands of participants in clinical trials. The vaccines met the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) rigorous scientific standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality needed to support emergency use authorization (EUA).
Some people have side effects after getting their COVID-19 vaccine, while others might have no side effects. Side effects may affect the ability to do daily activities, but they should go away within a few days.