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Dec. 12-18 Explained: What We Know About The COVID-19 Vaccine In PA

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A health care professional receives the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020.

This week explained: 

Cheers erupted as UPMC nurse practitioner Charmaine Pykosh became the first person in Allegheny County to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Monday.

 

  

Similar scenes played out across the country, just days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave emergency authorization to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. General assignment reporter Kiley Koscinski and science and health reporter Sarah Boden have been following the vaccine distribution.

 

If you’re a parent, one of the things you’re probably most anxious for is the safe return of in-person instruction at school. Keystone Crossroads’ Avi Wolfman-Arent reports on what students, teachers and families can expect from the vaccine rollout. 

 
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Katie Blackley is a digital editor/producer for 90.5 WESA, where she writes, edits and generates both web and on-air content for features and daily broadcast. She's the producer of Pittsburgh Explainer and our Good Question! series. She also covers history and the LGBTQ community. kblackley@wesa.fm
Liz Reid oversees newsroom operations at WESA. She began working at WESA in 2013 as a general assignment reporter and weekend host. Since then, she’s worked as the Morning Edition producer, health & science reporter and as an editor. You can reach her at lreid@wesa.fm.