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Posted on: April 7, 2021

County Receives Largest Vaccine Delivery to Date, Announces Clinics in Pottstown and Lansdale

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations and announced two new clinics in Pottstown and Lansdale.

For this week only, the County has received a double shipment of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) one-shot vaccine equaling 21,000 doses. This is in addition to 5,850 doses of Pfizer the County receives weekly. This additional vaccine will help the County move quickly through its existing 1A pre-registration list and allow the County to open Phase 1B appointments later this week or early next week.

"With our increased supply of vaccine, we are finally able to expand our clinic locations," said Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. "I am extremely pleased to announce we will open two new sites this Friday, April 9, one in Pottstown and one in Lansdale. We also have additional locations in Norristown borough and King of Prussia coming soon."

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates: Montgomery County is booking appointments for people who qualify for Phase 1A and is registering people for Phase 1B. Appointments are available by reservation only. Walk-up registration is not accepted. To learn more about criteria for each phase or to pre-register for an appointment, visit www.montcopa.org/covid-19vaccine.

To ensure equitable access for all, vaccine appointments within each phase will be released randomly, not by date registered.

Montgomery County will open registration for the COVID-19 vaccine for all phases according to the following Pennsylvania Department of Health eligibility schedule. On Monday, April 12 registration will be open for Phase 1C and on Monday, April 19 everyone will be able to register.

Demand for the vaccine remains high, therefore residents are asked for their patience as the vaccine rollout continues. Eligibility does not equal availability. Appointments will be released in accordance with supply.

Montgomery County COVID-19 Hotline: A COVID-19 hotline is available for general COVID-19 questions and pre-registration for the COVID-19 vaccine. The number to call is (833) 875-3967. The Montgomery County COVID-19 hotline is operational six days a week, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with live operators. Phone pre-registration for vaccine appointments is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, the hotline has LanguageLine support for over 100+ different languages.

County Vaccination Clinics: Appointments are required to receive the vaccine at the following Montgomery County vaccine clinics. No walk-up registration is accepted.

  • Bethel Community Church, 575 North Keim Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19446
  • Montgomery County Community College, Health Sciences Center, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422
  • Norristown Area High School, 1900 Eagle Drive, Norristown, PA 19403
  • Parkside Shopping Center (between Planet Fitness and Rally House), 2522 West Moreland Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090

Transportation to vaccine appointments at Montgomery County vaccination clinics listed above is available at no cost to the rider, calling ahead is encouraged.


Vaccine Pre-registration with Other Providers: There are a number of other providers in the County and region that are receiving the vaccine. Residents can look these up on the PA Department of Health (DOH) vaccine provider map as they change weekly. Each site has its own registration process that is separate from the County. The Montgomery County Office of Public Health does not distribute vaccines to these locations and does not have any control over how the vaccine is distributed. The PA DOH distributes the vaccine directly to them. Wherever a resident goes to receive their first dose of vaccine is where they need to go to get their second dose.

COVID-19 Rent & Utility Relief: The COVID-19 Rent and Utility Relief Program, administered by Your Way Home, allows eligible households to receive up to 12 months of assistance for rent and utility bills dating back to March 13, 2020. Assistance can be for past due rent and/or utility payments or future rent payments. Funding for security deposits, first and/or last month of rent is also eligible as part of the program. There is no financial limit on the amount of assistance a household can receive.

MontcoStrong 2021 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program: Hospitality industry businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 can apply for up to $50,000 in grant funding through the MontcoStrong 2021 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program. Montgomery County has received approximately $9.4 million in state funding to provide grants to eligible businesses. Applicants will be required to submit documentation of expenses incurred and paid during the eligible expense period. Applicants are encouraged to watch this video on the application process.

COVID-19 Testing Sites Schedule: Montgomery County COVID-19 testing sites are open various hours each weekday at six locations across the County weather permitting. Testing is available to anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Montgomery County. Appointments can be made on weekdays starting at 7 a.m. online or starting at 8:30 a.m. by calling (610) 970-2937.

COVID-19 Cases & Data: A full breakdown of all Montgomery County COVID-19 cases can be found on the COVID-19 Data Hub. The Hub hosts the County’s COVID-19 maps, data, and charts that show the number of daily cases and deaths related to COVID-19, including hospitalizations and ventilator use. There is also demographic information on cases by age, gender and race. For all other COVID-19 resources in Montgomery County, please visit https://www.montcopa.org/COVID-19

COVID-19 Virtual Media Briefings: The next press briefing on COVID-19 mitigation efforts will be held Wednesday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. A link for media to register will be announced through a media advisory. It will be streamed live to the public on Montgomery County’s Facebook page and a recording will be uploaded on the County’s Public Safety YouTube channel.

Media Contact: Kelly Cofrancisco, kcofrancisco@montcopa.org

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