Smart Talk: Vaccine distribution in Pa., what happens next?

  • Scott LaMar
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Airdate: Monday, April 5, 2021

Progress seems to be happening in the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
More than three and a half million Pennsylvanians have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination, all teachers and school staff that want a shot have received one, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Americans who are fully vaccinated can travel.
The supply of vaccines in Pennsylvania has increased and appointments to get shots are becoming less troublesome.
That’s not to say all the news is good. The number of people testing positive for the virus has risen over the past few weeks and there are warnings of a fourth surge nationally.
Monday’s Smart Talk addresses those issues and more with Pennsylvania’s Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam and vaccine task force member Republican Senator Ryan Aument of Lancaster County.
For individuals having problems scheduling a vaccine call 1-877-PA health

The “Sunshine Vitamin” and Health

Vitamin D is known to many as the vitamin that added to milk and other beverages because it works synergistically with calcium to strengthen bones. Adding Vitamin D to milk began in the United States in the 1930’s to help reduce rickets and bone deformities in children.

Health professionals now understand that the “sunshine vitamin” actually serves other important functions in the body, to include offering improved resistance to certain diseases and regulating mood.

Smart Talk Monday is joined by Dr. Meena Venigalla, MD, Endocrinologist with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health to offer more information about this important vitamin.

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