County Health reminds parents to catch kids up on vaccines

WEST CHESTER — As Chester County begins to experience life without COVID restrictions, summer vacations, summer camps, and other activities are well underway! According to the Chester County Health Department, a key lesson learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is the effectiveness of vaccines. “We all saw first-hand how proper vaccination levels across our county mitigate the spread of viruses,”...

Wolf to lift most COVID restrictions May 31; mask mandate to continue until 70% get 1st vaccine

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa The battle against COVID-19 has been a long — and difficult  — one, but it appears rising vaccination rates and dropping infection and death rates will allow the commonwealth to end most of its pandemic-related restrictions at the end of this month, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday, while also setting a vaccination goal to end the state’s mask...

Wolf moves to reduce COVID restrictions as of April 4

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa April showers may well bring May flowers, but April 4 will bring — potentially — a half full Citizens Bank Park for the Phillies just a couple of days into the Major League Baseball season — as well as the reopening of bars across the commonwealth, under new orders released by Gov. Tom Wolf, Monday. Wolf, citing both declining COVID-19 rates and...

Chesco Health: Don’t wait, vaccinate

WEST CHESTER — From newborns to college, parents can help protect their children from 16 serious diseases by getting them vaccinated. The Chester County Health Department encourages all parents and health care providers to use summer as a time to make sure children’s vaccines are up-to-date and avoid the back-to-school rush. Pennsylvania requires children to have certain vaccines before they...

Free pet vaccination in Coatesville, Aug. 30

A volunteer shares a little puppy love during a recent vaccination event. The Chester County SPCA (CCSPCA) will provide free vaccinations to 300 owned pets during a community outreach event in Coatesville this weekend. In partnership with the City of Coatesville Police Department, the CCSPCA will host a free vaccination clinic on Sunday, August 30 from 10am to 2pm at Coatesville City Hall, 1 City Hall...