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Chester County, state accelerate vaccine strategy

Chester County, state accelerate vaccine strategy

WEST CHESTER — Pennsylvania officials announced Wednesday the state is accelerating vaccine strategy to target industry workers, just as the number of those testing positive for coronavirus continues to climb in Chester County. Last week, 603 people tested positive...

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Lawmakers: Vaccine task force ‘highly productive’

Lawmakers: Vaccine task force ‘highly productive’

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered plenty of party-based antagonism in state government, but a bipartisan Vaccine Task Force is working together amicably, officials said. “Coming into the task force, I had no clue,” said Rep. Tim O’Neal, R-Washington. “I didn’t know...

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PA Aims To Set All Phase 1A Appointments By End Of Month

PA Aims To Set All Phase 1A Appointments By End Of Month

Pennsylvania residents who are currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine will get their appointments scheduled by the end of March, Gov. Tom Wolf and members of the state’ COVID-19 task force said Friday, as they also announced targeted initiatives to vaccinate such...

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With gun violence on the rise, one mom fights back

With gun violence on the rise, one mom fights back

In January 2015, Alex Rojas Garcia, a student at Temple University, was shot 15 times and left for dead on a cold and lonely street in Philadelphia. In the six years since, his mother, Aleida Garcia, has taken her tragedy and turned it into fuel for a crusade to fight...

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Wolf Announces Use of J&J Vaccine for Teachers

As part of the priority to safely and quickly get more students back in the classroom, Gov. Tom Wolf and the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force on March 3 announced that Pennsylvania will use the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) single-dose COVID-19 vaccine for PreK-12 teachers...

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NW Philly coalition advocates for more local vaccinations

NW Philly coalition advocates for more local vaccinations

Elected officials, community organizations and health care providers spoke out about the need for the COVID-19 vaccine in Black and brown communities at a news conference at a West Oak Lane Rite Aid on Friday. More than a dozen officials said Black people should not...

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Local leaders call for end to state ban on local gun regulations

Local leaders call for end to state ban on local gun regulations

In the midst of a gun violence crisis and surging homicides overwhelming Black Philadelphians, elected officials and police brass say now is the time for the Republican-controlled state Legislature to strike down the state’s “pre-emption” law that prohibits local...

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