April 12, 2021
Since the COVID-19 vaccines became available in Pennsylvania, the state’s hospital community has administered more than 2.5 million doses. Throughout the initial rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in Pennsylvania, the state’s hospital community has played a critical role, and their efforts to meet the needs of Pennsylvanians are only increasing.
Pennsylvania’s hospitals have served an extraordinary public health role during this time, through:
The state’s hospitals have leveraged their expertise, dedicated their resources, and employed their infrastructure in order to serve the wider public health mission.
As of April 13, all Pennsylvanians aged 16 and older are eligible to be vaccinated. Hospitals will continue to be a central component of the mission to deliver vaccines into as many arms as possible, as well as an invaluable resource in connecting with hard-to-reach populations and addressing vaccine hesitancy.
“Throughout this pandemic, the hospital community has done truly extraordinary work to prepare for COVID-19, treat all patients who need care, and deliver more than 2.5 million doses of these safe and effective vaccines,” said Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).
“The doses that hospitals have administered represent so much more than doses of vaccine. They are doses of protection for the frontline health care workers who have sacrificed so much throughout this pandemic. They are doses of caring for our friends, family, and neighbors. They are doses of hope for our future. And for that, we owe our hospitals immense gratitude.”
As the state expands eligibility to all Pennsylvanians, HAP encourages everyone to take the vaccine when they are able to do so, and:
Tags: Public Health | COVID-19
Liam MigdailDirector, Media RelationsPhone: (717) 561-5342
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