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Updated: 2022-01-07 03:55:00

Pennsylvania seeks more hospital beds, staff in COVID-19 surge

The plans involve adding hospital beds within regions for 60 days to absorb patients from swamped hospitals.

By The Associated Press

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Pennsylvania’s acting health secretary to step down

Alison Beam, who had previously served as Wolf’s deputy chief of staff, guided the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response over the past year.

By The Associated Press

Pennsylvania closer to offering COVID-19 vaccines for children

Late last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children five through 11 years of age.

By Merideth Bucher/WITF

Pennsylvania to text people who missed second vaccine shot

Roughly 254,000 people in the state did not get the second shot of a two-shot COVID-19 vaccine.

By The Associated Press

‘Don’t hold back any doses’: How a conference call with the Pa. Health Department led to vaccine delays

Health systems believed they were following state orders when they used vaccines that were supposed to be set aside for people awaiting their second doses.
By Brett Sholtis

Latino leaders in Pa. work to build trust in vaccines.

People are trying to normalize taking the COVID-19 vaccine in a community that has been disproportionately affected by the disease.

By Anthony Orozco

Pa. to distribute 4 million antigen tests, help counties with contact tracing

The state employs 1,600 contact tracers who can support municipalities and counties struggling to keep up with surging case numbers.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Pa. COVID-19 hospitalizations jump as fall resurgence ramps up

The state is in the midst of a spike in COVID-19 infections. Last Friday was the state’s highest one day case load ever reported at 2,219.

By Julia Agos/WITF