Stories tagged: "Rachel Levine"


Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine speaks at a news conference on July 21, 2020, in York, York County. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Biden Taps Levine to Be US Assistant Secretary of Health, First Openly Transgender Federal Official

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris called Levine “a remarkable public servant with the knowledge and experience to help us contain this pandemic, and protect and improve the health and well-being of the American people.”

Penny Cracas, right, with the Chester County, Pa., Health Department, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Robert Dando, a school district nurse, at the Chester County Government Services Center, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in West Chester. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Pennsylvania Has the 5th Highest Number of Vaccine Doses, But Ranks 24th in Distribution. Why?

Pennsylvania health officials say there are several obstacles to distributing the coronavirus vaccines across the state. We take a look at what they are.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Gov. Tom Wolf are concerned about coronavirus vaccine misinformation. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Wolf, Levine, Others Push Facts on Vaccines

Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday warned Pennsylvanians to watch out for rumors and misinformation about the coronavirus vaccines on social media.

Gov. Tom Wolf greets Dr. Rachel Levine in August. They discussed the rising coronavirus numbers Friday as well as the roll out of the vaccines. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Levine Cites Christmas Travel for Coronavirus Case Increase; Talks Vaccine Plan

The number of coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania is rising again. And, state Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said it’s because of the travel that people did over Christmas.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine speaks during a news conference on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (Screenshot)
Levine Addresses Coronavirus Variant Detected in Pennsylvania

A new, more contagious variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Pennsylvania for the first time.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine speaks during a news conference in October. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Elementary School Students Can Return To Classroom in Hybrid Model, Ortega, Levine Say

Pennsylvania’s top educator and public health official said they want elementary school students to return to the classroom when local conditions allow it.

Dr. Rachel Levine
Nursing Homes in Pennsylvania Will Begin Receiving Coronavirus Vaccines

Beginning Monday, CVS and Walgreens are starting the vaccination process for residents and staff at Pennsylvania’s nursing homes, state Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said.