The Wolf administration is offering five days of "verification leave" to state employees who get vaccinated against COVID-19. GOP lawmakers called the decision fiscally irresponsible.
Over the last month, vaccinated people represented 26% of more than 135,000 new infections and nearly 5,000 hospital admissions across the state.
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.
VaccinatePA has attracted more than 350,000 visitors to its site, and its goal is simple—to help Pennsylvanians get vaccine appointments.
Health officials said the pause is being made “out of an abundance of caution.”
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.
As Pennsylvania continues to improve its coronavirus vaccination efforts, several counties continue to lag behind.
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