Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) This week, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Alison Beam announced significant progress in Pennsylvania’s vaccine rollout.
Pennsylvania is ranked second for the number of vaccines administered per 100,000 of population over the past week, according to CDC data.
As of March 18, Pennsylvania vaccine providers have administered more than 3.9 million doses of vaccine, 24% of Pennsylvanians have received at least one dose and more than 1.3 million Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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Pennsylvania ranks second in the nation for the number of COVID-19 vaccines administered per 100,000 people over the past week.
Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam touted this as a clear signal that Pennsylvania is making significant progress after a rocky start to its vaccination campaign.
About 24% of Pennsylvanians have received at least one vaccine dose and 12% are fully vaccinated.
The demand for COVID-19 vaccines in Pennsylvania continues to outpace the available doses, but Beam said in a Thursday news conference she still thinks a May 1 goal of opening eligibility to all is achievable.