Happy Weekend, all.
Today, I can breathe a little easier.
On Friday, in a stranger-than-fiction family event, my grandma and I both received the first doses of our COVID-19 vaccines.
If you had asked me earlier this year when I thought I would get the vaccine, I probably would have guessed in the fall or the latter half of 2021. That said, I am immensely grateful to have received the first dose of the vaccine far ahead of my initial thinking. I hope to be covering news and events in-person again soon!
A huge shout out to the staff, who in addition to ensuring we received the first dose, gave us a little jolt of confidence after more than a year of isolation and self-quarantines.
Today, I feel like the light at the end of the tunnel is a little closer.
For those trying to locate a vaccine provider, the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s first dose map can be found here. Personally, I have found VaccineFinder.org, a national vaccine locator website operated by the Boston Children’s Hospital and supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to be helpful.
As always, the top five stories from this week are below.
Cheers to a leisurely weekend,
Cassie Miller, Associate Editor