Stories tagged: "Vaccine Distribution"


Officials with Pennsylvania's Department of Health criticized Geisinger's decision to vaccinate employees' family members. Above is one of Geisinger's facilities in Danville. (Shutterstock)
State Rebukes Geisinger for Vaccinating Employee Family Members

Geisinger Health Systems allowed employees' family members to skip the COVID-19 vaccine line, raising questions of fairness at a time of strong public demand and scarce supply.

Alison Beam
Acting Health Secretary Says ‘Bold’ Changes Will Get More People Vaccinated Quickly

After weeks of criticism for their coronavirus vaccine rollout, Pennsylvania officials are changing course.

Teachers including Kathy Volin, right, and Dana Cohen, center, conduct their classes online from laptops during freezing temperatures outside the Joseph Greenberg School in Philadelphia, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. A mediator will decide if Philadelphia school teachers must return to their classrooms despite safety concerns as the district plans to resume in-person instruction later this month. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Educators, Wolf at Odds Over Vaccine Rollout

Several educational organizations—groups that aren’t always on the same side—are asking Gov. Tom Wolf to make vaccinating school staff against the coronavirus a priority.

Tiffany Husak, left, a nursing student at the Community College of Allegheny County, receives her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, during a vaccination clinic hosted by the University of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny County Health Department at the Petersen Events Center, in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. The clinic, staffed by Pitt faculty and students from Pharmacy, Nursing, Medicine, and Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, will vaccinate some 800 personnel, over two days, who are work in healthcare roles, including students from Chatham College, Community College of Allegheny County, Duquesne University, LaRoche University, Pittsburgh Technical College and Pitt who work with patients. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Health Officials Remain Optimistic About a Spring/Summer Vaccine Rollout to the General Public

Officials at the state Department of Health still expect the general public to begin being vaccinated some time in the spring or early summer, said Lindsey Mauldin, a senior advisor in the department.

People wait in line at a COVID-19 vaccination site at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. The clinic opened to help provide second doses of COVID-19 vaccinations. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Despite Distribution Struggles, Wolf Doesn’t Plan on Centralizing Vaccine Signups

The Wolf administration threw cold water on the idea of a one-stop-shop system that would help people schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

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.

COVID-19 vaccination tents are set up in the north of the Toy Story parking lot at the Disneyland Resort on Jan. 12, 2021, in Anaheim, California. (Orange County Register Photo via Getty Images/Photo by Jeff Gritchen)
America’s Vaccine Rollout Is a Mess, but Hope Is on the Horizon

The federal government has largely left vaccine distribution to the states without giving them the necessary resources or infrastructure, resulting in an under-funded, decentralized plan that has created the mess we see today.