A screenshot of  the county map included in Pennsylvania's Covid-19 vaccine dashboard, taken Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020.
A screenshot of the county map included in Pennsylvania's Covid-19 vaccine dashboard, taken Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Wednesday added an online dashboard showing the progress of coronavirus vaccination to its Covid-19 vaccine information web page.

The dashboard shows doses administered county by county, as well as breakdowns by age, gender, race and ethnicity.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the dashboard was reporting 96,045 vaccinations statewide, of which 3,171 were in Lancaster County.

All of them are listed as "partial," reflecting that so far all recipients have received only the first of two shots. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines both require a second shot several weeks after the first to provide full protection.

The data should be considered provisional, the department cautions. It also notes that Philadelphia's vaccinations are handled separately from those in the rest of the state, so many or most of those inoculations may not be included.

The dashboard lists 9,264 vaccinations as "out of state." Those are shots given to health care personnel who work in Pennsylvania but live elsewhere, a Health Department spokeswoman said.

Providers are to report vaccinations to the state within 24 hours. However, time lags may exceed that standard due to the rapidity of the vaccine rollout effort and the challenge it presents for institutions' reporting systems, the department said.

The first Pennsylvania hospitals began administering Covid-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 14. Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said at the time that the dashboard was being set up and would be available shortly.

Tim Stuhldreher