As Allegheny County experiences a ‘fourth wave’ of COVID-19 cases, the race to vaccinate throughout Pennsylvania is gaining ground.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported that as of Friday, April 9, nearly 36% of the state’s eligible population had received a first vaccine dose. On Monday, April 12, phase 1c of the vaccine distribution plan begins, which includes food service and transportation workers as well as employees in government, media and legal services. The state’s vaccination plan can be viewed here. All Pennsylvanians, 16 years of age and older, will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19. As vaccines become more broadly available, Allegheny County is among the many areas nationwide seeing cases spike to levels last seen in January.