Stories tagged: "covid vaccine"


A health worker administers a dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Third Shot’s a Charm: Who is Eligible for a COVID Vaccine Booster and Why They Should Get It

Dr. Debra Powell, of Reading Hospital, explains why the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot is important, who is eligible to receive it, and if more booster shots will be necessary.

A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Rise Among Vaccinated in PA

Over the last month, vaccinated people represented 26% of more than 135,000 new infections and nearly 5,000 hospital admissions across the state.

A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Official: Pennsylvania ‘Well Prepared’ for Vaccine Boosters

More than 2,000 providers have COVID-19 vaccine inventory and will be able to administer the extra doses to people who are eligible, while continuing to offer initial vaccinations against the coronavirus, according to the state Health Department.

A student holds her mask as she listens to Gov. Tom Wolf speak at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pennsylvania Releases Data on ‘Breakthrough’ COVID-19 Cases

Unvaccinated people and those who have yet to be fully vaccinated had seven times the risk of contracting the virus and nearly eight times the risk of death as those offered full protection by a vaccine, according to the data.

A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 sits on a table. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
FDA Gives Full Approval to Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

The US becomes the first country to fully approve the shot, according to Pfizer.

Meg Edwards, left, of Flourtown, Pa., comforts her daughter, Kate Edwards, 15, as she receives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination from registered nurse Philene Moore at a Montgomery County, Pa. Office of Public Health vaccination clinic at the King of Prussia Mall, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in King of Prussia, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Many Pennsylvania Colleges and Businesses Are Requiring Coronavirus Vaccines

As the Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to infect a rising number of people, the list of Pennsylvania institutions that are requiring coronavirus vaccines continues to grow.

Karen McKnight stands in her backyard on Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Sammamish, Wash., holding two books written by her brother Ross Bagne of Cheyenne, Wyo. Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in the United States now are in people who weren’t vaccinated like Bagne, a staggering demonstration of how effective the vaccines have been (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Nearly All COVID Deaths in US Are Now Among Unvaccinated

Only about 150 of the more than 18,000 COVID-19 deaths in May were in fully vaccinated people. Deaths could again increase in the fall in communities that aren't vaccinated.