Levine stresses holiday caution as vaccine stock grows

BY: - December 21, 2020

Levine issued her warning as Pennsylvania health care facilities continue to struggle under the strain of a month-long COVID-19 surge. The state reported a two-day total of 15,100 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, as well as 156 deaths over the same period. 

COVID-19 vaccinations in Philadelphia to start Wednesday

BY: - December 16, 2020

Hospitals and workplaces will administer the initial vaccination doses to their staff, Farley said. As the priority groups expand and the city receives more doses, health officials will expand the sites where the vaccine will be offered.

With Pa.’s first major winter storm on the horizon, state officials say vaccine distribution will continue

BY: - December 15, 2020

Calling the storm “significant,” Gov. Tom Wolf said state agencies are prepared to handle the storm amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and opioid epidemic. Forecasts show a foot of snow falling in some parts of the state. 

In historic moment, UPMC delivers first round of COVID-19 vaccines to Pgh’s frontline workers

BY: - December 15, 2020

“This is truly a momentous occasion,” one official said, comparing it to the 1955 deployment of Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine, which he discovered while researching at the University of Pittsburgh.

CDC panel advises states to prioritize health care workers, nursing home residents for COVID-19 vaccine

BY: - December 2, 2020

The priority groups tapped for the initial wave of vaccines encompass some 24 million Americans: 21 million health care workers and 3 million in nursing homes and assisted-living centers. 

As Pa. waits, U.S. Senate Dems urge federal funding for state distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

BY: - November 25, 2020

More than a dozen U.S. Senate Democrats are urging congressional leaders to include “robust” funding in any coronavirus relief package for states to prepare for vaccine distribution.

Pa. debuts COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan

BY: - November 19, 2020

A COVID-19 vaccine could be available in the next month, the state’s top health official said Thursday.  Speaking to journalists on Thursday, state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said that a vaccine will not immediately end the pandemic, adding “We don’t know when the supply will meet the demand.” The state will distribute the vaccine […]

States struggle to draft COVID-19 vaccine plans while in the dark on details, funding

BY: - October 27, 2020

Without agreement on Capitol Hill, states won’t see additional money flowing as they attempt to prepare for a vaccine that could be approved as soon as next month.

Former Pa. guv candidate Paul Mango at the center of Trump admin’s vaccine push

BY: - October 26, 2020

Paul Mango also has been mentioned as a potential candidate for 2022, when Pennsylvania will have two wide-open races for governor and U.S. Senate.