COVID cases are on the rise, and so are hospitalizations and deaths. According to the CDC, as of September 9, Pennsylvania experienced a 30 percent increase in hospitalization rates over the previous week, with 680 new hospital admissions of confirmed COVID.
The CDC and MontCo’s Office of Public Health encourage all residents 6 months of age and older to get their annual flu shot and the new COVID-19 vaccine this fall to protect themselves and their family against influenza and COVID-19 disease. Widespread community vaccination helps prevent the spread of disease within communities.
Free flu shots will be offered at five Community Vaccination Clinics beginning Saturday, September 30. Free flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines will be offered starting October 18. Walk-ins will be accepted but appointments are highly encouraged. Residents can make an appointment online at www.montgomerycountypa.gov/immunizations or by calling 610-278-5145 or 610-970-5040.
These clinics are for people who live, work, or attend school in Montgomery County. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be available. Insurance will be billed for those who have coverage.
The below-planned sites are dependent upon vaccine availability.
Saturday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Flu ONLY)
Upper Perkiomen School District Education Center
2229 East Buck Road, Pennsburg, PA 18073
Wednesday, October 18 from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m (Flu and COVID-19)
Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street, Norristown, PA 19401
Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Flu and COVID-19)
Montgomery County Community College
340 DeKalb Pike, College Hall – Rooms 144,148 and 151, Blue Bell, PA 19422
Tuesday, October 24 from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Flu and COVID-19)
Upper Merion Township Building
175 West Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Thursday, October 26 from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Flu and COVID-19)
Bethel Community Church of Pottstown
575 North Keim Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced an investment of $600 million across 12 domestic COVID-19 test manufacturers and the reopening of COVIDTests.gov to deliver tests for free to households across the country.
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