coronavirus vaccine

Sarah Boden / 90.5 WESA News

Less than 42% of the more than 1 million vaccine doses allocated to Pennsylvania have been distributed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

KEITH SRAKOCIC / AP

When a UPMC service coordinator received notification this month that it was her turn to get the COVID vaccine, she was surprised. 

UPMC

Many Pennsylvania dentists, pharmacists, midwives, translators and others who work directly with patients in health care settings are still waiting to get their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Last week, Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine signed an order directing hospitals to designate 10% of their COVID-19 vaccine shipment for non-hospital workers.

Katie Blackley / 90.5 WESA

It is likely the new strain of the coronavirus that was first identified in the U.K. is already circulating in Allegheny County, according to the chair of the county’s board of health.

Kathleen J. Davis / 90.5 WESA

The coronavirus vaccine is coming to the Kane Community Living Centers, which have lost a total of 46 residents to COVID-19 this year.

Nursing Home Residents, Workers To Get Coronavirus Vaccines

Dec 28, 2020
Stephen Dunn / AP

The federal government is beginning to vaccinate nursing home workers and residents in Pennsylvania against the coronavirus.

KATIE BLACKLEY / 90.5 WESA

The Allegheny County Health Department reports that some 4,000 county residents have received their first doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

Rogelio V. Solis / AP

Essential workers will have the option to get the coronavirus before the general public, but details on how members of this vast and diverse group will be prioritized are scant.

Allegheny Health Network

All 14 hospitals in Allegheny County that were slated to receive shipments of the coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech have gotten their deliveries--according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.