The Pennsylvania Department of Aging encourages older adults seeking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment to contact their local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for any assistance they may need in scheduling an appointment.
“Even though the Department of Health recently ramped up its timetable for all Pennsylvanians 16 and older to receive vaccinations, we continue to focus on our mission to get older adults their vaccines, with AAAs assisting seniors as much as possible with navigating the vaccination process,” said Secretary of Aging Robert Torres.
In addition to working with vaccine providers to schedule appointments for older adults, AAAs may be able to help with arranging transportation if needed.
Shared-ride programs are available in every county, and fixed-route transportation systems statewide offer accessible transportation.
Older adults can use these services for assistance in getting to mass vaccination sites and any site where a vaccine is available to individuals, including pharmacies, hospitals, and doctor’s offices.
Free transportation to vaccinations may also be available for qualifying seniors.
Here is the phone number list for the local AAAs in 50plus LIFE’s coverage area:
• Berks County: (610) 478-6500
• Chester County: (610) 344-6350
• Cumberland County: (717) 240-6110
• Dauphin County: (717) 780-6130
• Lancaster County: (717) 299-7979
• Lebanon County: (717) 273-9262
• York County: (717) 771-9610
Learn more about the various programs offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging at aging.pa.gov.