All Residents 16+ Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine in Pennsylvania
April 27, 2021
Pennsylvanians no longer have to hesitate. The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all residents aged 16 and over. As stated by CBS Pittsburgh, All Pennsylvania Residents Age 16 And Older Now Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine
, thousands of people will now be able to get vaccinated long before they were expected to.
According to Pittsburgh Mercy on the South Side, it's past time for the state to encourage more residents to sign up for the vaccine. It didn't take long for the facility's over 200 open appointments to be filled. Governor Tom Wolf said he decided to do the same in Pennsylvania after President Joe Biden accelerated the timetable for adult vaccination coverage. Vaccinations, according to health experts, are the single most effective way to reduce illness rates.
About 8,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been sent out at Pittsburgh Mercy since the beginning of the year. Allegheny Health Network told KDKA that they are in favor of extending the qualifying period since AHN Chief Medical Officer Imran Qadeer believes it's a fantastic idea because it will help them fill the appointments quicker and have shots in the arms of people as soon as possible. This ensures that everyone in the state aged 16 and over is able to make a vaccination appointment.
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