Stories tagged: "Vaccine News"


People wait in line at a 24-hour, walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium at Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A Third Coronavirus Vaccine Is on Its Way to Pennsylvania After FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson Shot

Reports released by the FDA showed Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine was 86% effective at preventing severe cases of COVID-19 and 100% effective at preventing death in the United States.

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.

A woman holds an iPhone that shows a list of spam calls
COVID-Related Scams Are Spreading Fast. Here’s What to Watch Out For

Since January 2020, Pennsylvania consumers filed almost 14,000 COVID-related complaints and victims lost $21.8 million. The median loss was $444.

Acting state Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (Screenshot)
Screwup Leads to Moderna Vaccine Shortage in Pennsylvania

The mistake will affect tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians who will have to wait an extra week or two to get their second dose of the vaccine.

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.

University of Pittsburgh Pharmacy student Edith Wang loads a syringe with a 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. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Long-Term Care Homes Demand More Coronavirus Vaccines From Pennsylvania

Representatives of long-term care facilities said the state is directing less than 20% of its weekly allotment of the coronavirus vaccines to those facilities.

Dr. George Garrow, the chief medical officer for the Primary Health Network in Western Pennsylvania, holds a dose of the coronavirus vaccine. (Screenshot)
Logistics Isn’t the Only Problem to Vaccinating Rural PA

Health experts say the vaccine rollout is going slower in rural areas, in part, because rural residents don't trust the government.