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Penn State Health receives its first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Dec 17, 2020
UPS delivery man Antonio Santiago of Reading loads boxes onto a cart as Kathy Van Reed, pharmacy buyer, waits to roll in Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center’s first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.

Penn State Health received its first doses of the COVID-19 at its Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center this afternoon. The 975 doses of the vaccine will be kept in cold storage, and staff inoculation will begin in the coming days.

Penn State Health has developed plans to distribute the vaccine according to the three-phase DOH and CDC recommended guidance, with employees being prioritized the first offer.

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