covid-vaccine

More than two months after launch, Philly’s racial vaccine gap persists

BY: - February 24, 2021

Black residents remain under-represented among those who have received the first-vaccine dose compared to their share of the city’s population (44 percent)

Wolf: Centralized registration for vaccines could come when supply grows

BY: - February 23, 2021

Wolf told reporters during a press briefing Tuesday that the state may roll out such a system when it begins to establish mass vaccination clinics.

Unlike rest of Pa., Philly residents with HIV/AIDS aren’t eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

BY: - February 23, 2021

In Pennsylvania, people living with HIV are currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. However, this is not the case in Philadelphia, which has separate vaccine guidelines from the rest of the state.

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Pa.’s botched vaccine rollout is causing ‘tremendous anxiety and mistrust.’ Senate Dems drop centralized registry plan to change it | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 22, 2021

The four lawmakers say their plan will reduce frustration, and eliminate the need to spend hours searching for appointments.

Pa. health officials, vaccine providers say winter weather could delay shots

BY: - February 18, 2021

One major vaccine provider in South Central Pennsylvania said it’s already feeling the strain of the weather-related delays. 

Here’s what you need to know about Pa.’s shortage of Moderna vaccines

BY: - February 17, 2021

Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam said that vaccine providers have been inadvertently administering first-dose Moderna injections that were supposed to be set aside as second doses. 

Pennsylvania’s vaccine program is flailing. Nurses in the statehouse are out to fix it

BY: - February 17, 2021

State Sen. Maria Collett was beyond frustrated – and she wasn’t trying to hide it. 

Elected officials and community partners want Philly’s Linc as mass vaccination site

BY: - February 17, 2021

Councilman Allan Domb said a lot of people want to see the Linc used as a vaccination site and he hopes that Mayor Jim Kenney will soon be one of those people.

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No internet, no vaccine: How lack of internet access has limited vaccine availability for racial and ethnic minorities | Opinion

BY: - February 14, 2021

To address the internet gap, we believe that policymakers must identify lack of internet access as a barrier and protect against its effects.

LGBTQ seniors in Philly get COVID-19 vaccine

BY: - February 10, 2021

By Jason Villemez PHILADELPHIA — Residents of the John C. Anderson LGBT-friendly Senior Apartments received their first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine last week, with second doses scheduled for next month. A team of four from Mazzoni Center held a vaccine clinic in the community room of the JCAA building, with vaccinations starting around […]

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.