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Pa. Health Dept. launches new ‘Your Turn’ tool to find out when it’s your turn to get COVID-19 vaccine

BY: and - February 9, 2021

The state Health Department says it's launched a new online tool to help Pennsylvanians keep track of when it's their turn to schedule an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

House passes bill to mobilize National Guard for vaccine distribution

BY: - February 5, 2021

The bill, sponsored by  state Rep. Tim O’Neal, R-Washington, looks to utilize the National Guard’s “communication and logistical” strategies to expand vaccine distribution in the commonwealth. 

Biden’s education secretary nominee says teachers should be prioritized for vaccines

BY: - February 4, 2021

President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the U.S. Education Department said Wednesday that he wants teachers at the front of the line for vaccinations as local leaders debate reopening schools amid the pandemic.

As Pa.’s vaccine rollout stumbles, House will vote on whether to turn it over to National Guard

BY: - February 4, 2021

In an effort to boost Pennsylvania’s vaccine rollout, state lawmakers have proposed a bill that would allow the commonwealth’s National Guard to distribute vaccines.  Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Tim O’Neal, R-Washington, would “utilize the Pennsylvania National Guard in developing vaccine distribution infrastructure.” “With Pennsylvania being at the bottom of states when it comes to […]

COMMENTARY

We can’t afford vaccine haves- and have-nots | Ray E. Landis

BY: - February 1, 2021

The failures of 2020 are not an explanation for additional mistakes now occurring as we try to distribute vaccines.

COMMENTARY

Why it takes 2 shots to make mRNA vaccines do their antibody-creating best. And what the data shows on delaying the booster dose | Analysis

BY: - January 31, 2021

As an infectious disease doctor, I’ve been fielding a lot of questions from my patients as well as my friends and family about whether the COVID-19 vaccine will still work if people are late receiving their second dose.

A round-up of COVID-19 vaccine must-reads you might have missed | Five for the Weekend

BY: - January 30, 2021

Happy Weekend, all. It has been a busy week for COVID vaccine news. From distribution to new vaccines, there’s no shortage of stories that you might have missed. With that in mind, I compiled a short list of vaccine stories to help you catch up and stay informed. I picked stories that I felt would […]

Feds try to ease vaccine backlog by enlisting retired nurses and doctors

BY: - January 28, 2021

The Biden administration announced a move Wednesday to bolster the number of people who can administer COVID-19 vaccines by making it easier for retired doctors and nurses to give those shots.

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Illinois is ending cash bail. Does it have the blueprint for Pa.? | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 27, 2021

How a state famed for political corruption is getting it right on criminal justice reform. Could Pa. follow suit?

Biden administration unveils boost to state COVID-19 vaccine shipments; Wolf says Pa. needs more doses

BY: and - January 26, 2021

Starting next week, a minimum of 10 million vaccine doses per week will be distributed across states, tribes and territories.

Biden orders tougher mask rules as part of overhauled COVID-19 strategy

BY: - January 22, 2021

One of the initial executive orders he signed Wednesday requires mask-wearing and physical distancing in all federal buildings, on all federal lands, and by federal employees and contractors, plus a broad call for Americans to mask up during the next 100 days.

Waiver allowing Pa. pharmacists to administer COVID-19 vaccines depends on longevity of Wolf’s disaster declaration

BY: - January 14, 2021

The temporary waiver, approved by Gov. Tom Wolf, adds state-licensed pharmacists to the list of healthcare professionals who can administer COVID-19 vaccines without a physician’s order.