Stories tagged: "Vaccine 2021"


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.

Some of the founders of VaccinatePA talk on a Zoom call. Clockwise, from top left: Zhengming Wang, Richard Goulazian, Andrea Michael, and Courtney Sheridan. (Courtesy of VaccinatePA)
VaccinatePA Is Empowering Pennsylvanians to Get Vaccinated

VaccinatePA has attracted more than 350,000 visitors to its site, and its goal is simple—to help Pennsylvanians get vaccine appointments.

Acting state Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaks during a news conference on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. She said that the pause in administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is "out of an abundance of caution." (Screenshot)
Pennsylvania Joins National Pause on J&J Vaccine

Health officials said the pause is being made “out of an abundance of caution.”

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Got the COVID Vaccine? Here are Some Freebies You Can Snag in Pennsylvania

From free rides to your vaccine appointment to free beer, the list of businesses in Pennsylvania offering incentives to employees and customers to get vaccinated is growing.

Downtown Coudersport in Potter County. The county is one of those that are struggling with their vaccination numbers.  (Shutterstock Photo/Nolichuckyjake)
These Seven Counties are Lagging Behind the Rest of Pennsylvania When It Comes to COVID Vaccinations

As Pennsylvania continues to improve its coronavirus vaccination efforts, several counties continue to lag behind.

Krispy Kreme doughnuts are a sweet reward for people who get vaccinated.
A Sweet Deal: Krispy Kreme Offers Free Doughnuts for Vaccinated People

Krispy Kreme is offering a sweet deal for people who get vaccinated against COVID-19: A free original glazed doughnut for anyone who shows their vaccination card.

Jess Koltsaklis and her mom, Louann Olson, enjoying some quality time together before the pandemic. (Courtesy of Jess Koltsaklis)
American Rescue Plan Could Help Pennsylvanians Get Vaccinated Quicker

The plan calls for $160 billion in vaccine development and distribution nationally, as well as $20 billion for community vaccination centers.