St. Francis University has now agreed to host one of those clinics in an gymnasium on campus.
Pharmacist John Pastorek tells me Mainline is looking for locations with adequate parking and ample space.
At the moment Mainline Pharmacies are still working through the phase 1a vaccinations.
They’ve administered close to 2000 dose, many of them to long term care facilities and outside healthcare workers.
Most of those individuals are set to receive their second dose in the next two weeks.
The pharmacies are making requests for more vaccine doses every day, but the current supply isn’t enough to feed the demand.
Pastorek says the demand has increased since Pennsylvanians over 65 and those with comorbidity was added to phase 1a.
He says more than 5000 residents are on the waiting list.
The pharmacy hopes to start giving the newly added groups their first doses next week.
“Our phones ring off the hook all day long because they’ve seen that we have the vaccine. This is a great opportunity for pharmacist to show how much value they have in the healthcare system.”
There’s still a lot of work to be done, but Pastorek says the vaccine is safe and getting it out to people is the only way we can return to normal.