For many in Upper Providence Township and surrounding communities, 2020, COVID-19, and all that came with it is a distant memory. However, many counties throughout the Delaware Valley, including Montgomery County, are seeing “substantial” levels of COVID-19 transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is because of this that township officials are encouraging everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated.
“Available public health data indicates those who are fully vaccinated with any of the current CDC-approved COVID-19 vaccinations are highly unlikely to become seriously ill or die from current strains of the virus that causes COVID-19,” says Tim Tieperman, Township Manager. “While fully vaccinated individuals can still become infected, they are far less likely to experience serious adverse health effects or die.”
More than 165 million people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines, and these vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. This monitoring includes using both established and new safety monitoring systems to make sure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe.
Help locating a vaccination site can be found by entering your zip code at vaccines.gov or calling 1-800-232-0233.
Established in 1787 and comprising 17.8 square miles, Upper Providence Township is located in Montgomery County and is situated at the confluence of the Perkiomen Creek and the Schuylkill River.