Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Information for the Diocese

Sunday, January 24th, 2021

Seal of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

(This was updated on 1/24/21)

The diocese was able to have clergy – of all denominations – added to the IB priority list, along with first responders.

Pennsylvania has recently expanded the 1A list which has caused a delay in when counties can receive the vaccine to distribute for 1B phase. Meaning, if you attempt to pre-register by occupation (for clergy) you may be told you are not eligible or the site will not allow registration by occupation.  Private providers may operate on a different schedule.

Where can I get vaccinated?  (List will be updated regularly)

Below are both county locations and private provider’s offering the vaccine and the link to register:

Before You Go:

  • For clergy: You need to provide some form of proof your clergy/place of worship essential staff. Identification card, pay stub, bulletin with your name on it (Montgomery County). If neither available please contact us so we can help provide proof
    • Family in the household of clergy does not count and will be turned away.
    • Age minimum for vaccine:
      • Pfizer-BioTech COVID-19 vaccine is not yet approved for children under the age of 16.
      • The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is not yet approved for children under the age of 18.
    • If you have received any type of vaccine in the past 14 days, or plan to get a vaccine in the next 14 days, you cannot get the COVID vaccine until 14 days have passed.
    • If you have tested positive for COVID, per CDC, wait at least 90 days prior to getting the vaccine.

Once vaccinated you must continue to wear a mask. Please share information about the vaccine as there is a lot of misinformation and many are deciding not to take the vaccine. Flyer for churches to pass out regarding facts on the vaccine: