There were plenty of state officials attending Friday as Montgomery County Community College held a COVID-19 immunization clinic in Pottstown. Its real stars, though, were those who received vaccines.
Federal statistics made available as of Aug. 1 show local nursing home workers have lower rates of COVID-19 vaccinations than the patients for whom they care. That may soon affect the facilities' revenues.
Vaccinations against the coronavirus are the best way to stop its spread and protect against illness, Tower Health officials repeated Wednesday. They urged all in need to make an vaccination appointment.
The president of the union whose locals represent teachers in a majority of western Montgomery County school districts said he believes the state plan to vaccinate all teachers by April is "do-able."
Selected CVS Pharmacies rolled out a COVID-19 vaccination-by-appointment-only program Wednesday in six Pennsylvania municipalities. Closest to western Montgomery County are Reading and West Chester.
Twenty Montgomery County area locations have enrolled with Pennsylvania's Health Department as providers that will offer coronavirus vaccinations. It's unknown if any have appointments available.