COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated: 4/20/2021 at 10:30 a.m.

The Federal Government, with the assistance of the PA Department of Health and its providers will continue to issue information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed to Cumberland County residents in a phased approach developed by the PA Department of Health.

Cumberland County Community Vaccine Clinic

The Department of Public Safety has partnered with Quality Care, Holly and Big Spring Pharmacies to help eligible residents get vaccinated. Vaccinations are given by appointment only at the U-Haul Moving & Storage (formerly Kmart), 1180 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle. Anyone 16 and older can make an appointment at qcpharmacy.com or by phone at 717.918.9880. Appointments will be added when additional vaccine becomes available.

Additional vaccine clinic information

Additional Vaccine Providers

Who Is Eligible For The Vaccine

PA Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Phases

Phase 1A (Started January, 2021)

  • Long-term care facility residents
  • Health care personnel including, but not limited to:
    • Emergency medical service personnel, Nurses, Nursing assistants, Physicians, Dentists, Dental hygienists, Chiropractors, Therapists, Phlebotomists, Pharmacists, Technicians, Pharmacy technicians, Health professions students and trainees, Direct support professionals, Clinical personnel in school settings or correctional facilities, Contractual HCP not directly employed by the health care facility.
  • Persons not directly involved in patient care but potentially exposed to infectious material that can transmit disease among or from health care personnel and patients
  • Persons ages 65 and older
  • Persons ages 16-64 with high-risk conditions:
    • Cancer, Chronic kidney disease, COPD, Down Syndrome, Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies, Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines, Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2), Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2), Pregnancy, Sickle cell disease, Smoking, Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Phase 1B (Started April 5, 2021)

  • People in congregate settings not otherwise specified as long-term care facilities, and persons receiving home and community-based services
  • First responders
  • Correctional officers & other workers serving people in congregate care settings not included in Phase 1A
  • Food and agricultural workers
  • U.S. Postal Service workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Grocery store workers
  • Education workers
  • Clergy and other essential support for houses of worship
  • Public transit workers
  • Individuals caring for children or adults in early childhood and adult day programs

Phase 1C (Starting April 12, 2021)

  • Essential workers in these sectors:
    • Transportation and logistics
    • Water and wastewater
    • Food service
    • Housing construction
    • Finance, including bank tellers
    • Information technology
    • Communications
    • Energy, including nuclear reactors
    • Legal services
    • Federal, state, county and local government workers, including county election workers, elected officials and members of the judiciary and their staff
    • Media
    • Public safety
    • Public health workers

Phase 2 (Starting April 13, 2021)

  • All individuals not previously covered who are 16 and older and do not have a contraindication to the vaccine (note that at this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech product is approved for those age 16 and 17).

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, vaccines are safe, effective, and the best way to protect yourself and those around you from serious illnesses.

Useful Resources

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Have a question about the COVID-19 vaccine? 

Call the PA Health Hotline at 1.877.724.3258

Information on this page provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.