Doylestown Health has been a leader, not only throughout this pandemic, but also in the vaccine distribution for our county. Since the very first Pfizer doses of COVID vaccine became available on December 17, 2020, Doylestown Hospital, in collaboration with our physician community and under the direction of the State Department of Health, made the commitment to provide the vaccine to the community in which we serve.
At our peak, Doylestown Health was routinely administering more than 1,000 doses daily, five days a week, allocating over 30,000 employee work hours to this effort. Due to our commitment to serving the community, we are ecstatic to report that we provided more vaccine than any health system in the county.
Doylestown Health has administered more than 70,000 doses to our general community, vulnerable groups (e.g., comorbidities, elderly and socioeconomically vulnerable), children 12 years and older, healthcare workers and our patients. As the local availability and access to vaccines have dramatically increased recently, Doylestown Health has scaled down our vaccine footprint to meet demand and allow the reallocation of resources to our clinical responsibilities.
For available appointments for those 12 years and older, appointments can be made online only.
NOTE: Doylestown Health is not offering vaccines for children under 12 at this time. Parents of children ages 6 months-11 can contact their pediatrician or family doctor for COVID vaccination information.
While community vaccination has been viewed as our highest priority project, it was only accomplished with the great commitment of the organization and its associates, as it oftentimes created great challenges, while simultaneously maintaining the health system’s breadth of quality services.
We thank everyone in the community and within the organization for their support of these efforts.