PA Department of Health Information
Vaccines are safe and effective and the best way to protect you and those around you from serious illness.
Teachers are currently listed under Phase 1A.
For questions, call the PA Health Hotline at 1-877-724-3258.
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COVID Vaccine Update - 2.9.2021
The Butler County Superintendent, Butler Health System, Butler Emergency Management, and Butler Commissioners are well aware of everyone’s frustrations with the inconsistency in the state with organization of vaccine administration and not having adequate supplies of vaccines. The commissioners are trying, and have had several meetings with DOH and local entities. The state of PA needed approximately 4-8 million vaccines for the 1A Group and have only received approximately 2.8 million vaccines so far. PA DOH is going to be setting up a new software program to track eligibility requirements and assist with scheduling.
Butler Hospital is still working on the 1A Group and has just started on age 65 and up.
BHS is administering approx.. 1600 doses a day (1100 to 1200 at Butler Hospital and the rest at Clarion Hospital).
While it may look like Allegheny County is vaccinating teachers, they said it is only those teachers that meet criteria under the 1A Group (example 65 and older, therapist, etc). Butler County (Butler Health System) has just opened up to 65 and older, but has not been able to specifically set this up with school districts. They also just had to get new software to assist with scheduling demands, etc.
Seneca took it upon themselves to send out a link to their 11 teachers that met that criteria and those teachers are scheduled next week at BHS.
We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
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