Pa. Teacher vaccinations are ahead of schedule

Twenty-eight Intermediate Units, the Pennsylvania National Guard and AMI Expeditionary Healthcare have been collaborating to administer the vaccine.

(Harrisburg)—Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force expects all 94,600 doses of the initial Johnson & Johnson vaccine to be administered to Pre-K-12 educators and school staff in the state by the end of the weekend.  The accomplishment would be nearly two weeks before the original goal of the end of the month.

The commonwealth was also able to secure another 13,000 doses last week and expects to request another 13,000 doses next week.  The administration expects a majority of educators and support staff who want to receive a vaccination will be vaccinated by the end of the month.

Twenty-eight Intermediate Units, the Pennsylvania National Guard and AMI Expeditionary Healthcare have been collaborating to administer the vaccine.

An educator receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Heinz Field on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Katie Blackley / WESA

An educator receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Heinz Field on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Governor Wolf toured the Bucks County Intermediate Unit’s vaccination area in Doylestown Saturday to thank educators and medical professionals.

In addition to the clinics, a retail pharmacy partnership for early childhood education workers has been established for those workers not associated with an IU.

On a broader scale, over 4-point-1 total vaccines have been administered across Pennsylvania.  One-point-4 million have been fully vaccinated, with a seven-day moving average of more than 83,000 people per day receiving vaccinations.

On Saturday, the State Department of Health confirmed 4,213 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 984,515.

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