Pa. Double Counted 500,000 Vaccine Doses
July 22, 2021
Pennsylvania’s number of vaccinated residents shrank by more than 500,000 last week after the state revealed it counted some doses twice.
The discovery came July 9 when the Department of Health said more than 11.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered, down from 11.8 million the day before. The figure reflects vaccination rates in 66 of the state’s 67 counties.
Maggi Barton, a department spokesperson, said that staff has been working to connect first and second doses with residents, so duplicated data was removed from its system. Health care facilities sometimes u...