Pa. health official: Focus should be on covid vaccinations, not allocations

By: Megan Guza

The state Department of Health continues to try and meet the demand for covid-19 vaccines, particularly first doses, an ongoing struggle when requests from providers outnumber the state’s total allocation by nearly 200,000, a health official said Wednesday.

The federal government sent 254,150 dedicated first-shot doses to Pennsylvania’s health department this week, said Barry Ciccocioppo, the department’s covid-19 response spokesman. Providers across the state requested 425,000 first doses.

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