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Philadelphia city council passes resolution to activate the Lincoln Finacial Fiell as mass vaccination site

Members introduced and passed a near-unanimous resolution calling on Kenney to activate the stadium, as other cities have, using the Black Doctors COVID Consortium and other partners to deliver vaccines.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY

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To ensure second doses, VA Pittsburgh temporarily suspends booking first dose COVID-19 vaccines

The VA health care system gets its own allocation from the federal government, separate from that which is sent to the state. Doses are distributed to facilities by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

The inside story of how Pennsylvania failed to deliver millions in coronavirus rent relief

Pennsylvania’s first effort to help renters was doomed from the start, according to a Spotlight PA review of thousands of emails obtained under the state Right-To-Know Law.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

In race for COVID-19 vaccinations, older residents in rural Pa. face tough obstacles

Rural counties also tend to have a larger share of older residents. About 17% of Pennsylvania’s 12.8 million residents are older than 65, Census data show. In many rural counties, older residents make up about 20% of the population.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

Long-term care homes demand more vaccine from Pennsylvania

Residents of long-term care facilities — along with health care workers — are supposed to be at the front of the line to get vaccinated, but the state projects it could be mid-April before that mission is complete.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Philadelphia health official resigns after vaccine site shuttered

Dr. Caroline Johnson communicated with at least two potential vendors — Philly Fighting COVID and the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium — about the city’s request for business partners to submit proposals.

By The Associated Press