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Pa. Vaccine Supply Short 5.6 Million Doses for First Phase

Series: Coronavirus | Story 239

February 18, 2021

Pa. Dept. of Health

Pennsylvania needs 8 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to immunize the roughly 4 million residents included in its first wave.

But, so far, the Pa. Department of Health said the federal government has shipped about 2.4 million doses – or just one-third of what's necessary before providers can move onto Phase 1B of the statewide vaccination plan.

Even without a timeline for completing Phase 1A determined, Lindsey Maudlin, a department senior adviser, told reporters the general public that falls under Phase 2 could still get their vaccinations by spring or early summer.

"We still think...

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