The COVID-19 vaccine is available across Pennsylvania. Demand is very high and supplies are limited. This article explains where and how to get the vaccine, who is eligible, and also has the latest numbers for how many people in the commonwealth have been vaccinated.Where and how to get the vaccineThe Pennsylvania Department of Health has a map here, showing all of the locations across Pennsylvania offering the COVID-19 vaccine. When you load the map, click on the blue dots for addresses and other vaccine-site specific information, such as the website where you can sign up. Some locations, but not all, also provide phone numbers you can call. Please note, sign-up has been in very high demand at all locations.Some major retailers in Pennsylvania are offering the vaccine. Click the links below for information:WeisRite AidWalmartA spreadsheet of facilities that have received vaccine doses can be found here.COVID-19 vaccination phasesBecause of the limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine, it will be distributed in four phases: Phase 1APhase 1BPhase 1CPhase 2Pennsylvania is in Phase 1A right now, which includes anyone age 65 and over. People ages 16 to 64 with serious medical conditions are also currently eligible. In addition, the vaccine is currently being given to health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities. You can find full descriptions of each phase on this webpage. Scroll down to the heading that says, "Vaccine Rollout Plan."Number of Pennsylvanians vaccinatedThrough Feb. 19, 1,931,557 coronavirus vaccination doses have been administered in the commonwealth. The number of people who have been fully vaccinated, meaning they have had two doses of the vaccine stands at 510,442. Pennsylvania's population is 12.8 million.Coronavirus case numbers for Pa. and the Susquehanna ValleyAs of Feb. 20, there were 2,818 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 911,591. There were 90 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, for a total of 23,570 deaths due to coronavirus.You can view county-by-county coronavirus data by using the interactive map below:What’s New: Week of Feb. 15, 2021Average daily new COVID-19 cases in the United States dipped below 100,000 in recent days for the first time in months, but experts cautioned Sunday that infections remain high and precautions to slow the pandemic must remain in place.As daily new cases continue to dip, more Americans are being vaccinated. But a new survey is showing about 31% of U.S. adults say they plan to "wait and see" how it works out for other people. Many said that a close friend or family member getting vaccinated would be most likely to sway their decision.The World Health Organization has granted an emergency authorization to AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, a move that should allow the U.N. agency's partners to ship millions of doses to countries as part of a U.N.-backed program to tame the pandemic.Millions of student loan borrowers received a welcome reprieve last month when President Joe Biden extended the suspension of payments and interest on federal student loans through Sept. 30. One expert says this presents an opportunity to stash away savings or make student loan payments anyway — without the interest adding up.
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                <strong class="dateline">SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY, Pa. —</strong>                                             <p>The COVID-19 vaccine is available across Pennsylvania. Demand is very high and supplies are limited. This article explains where and how to get the vaccine, who is eligible, and also has the latest numbers for how many people in the commonwealth have been vaccinated.</p><h3 class="body-h3">Where and how to get the vaccine</h3>

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has a map here, showing all of the locations across Pennsylvania offering the COVID-19 vaccine. When you load the map, click on the blue dots for addresses and other vaccine-site specific information, such as the website where you can sign up. Some locations, but not all, also provide phone numbers you can call. Please note, sign-up has been in very high demand at all locations.

Some major retailers in Pennsylvania are offering the vaccine. Click the links below for information:

A spreadsheet of facilities that have received vaccine doses can be found here.

COVID-19 vaccination phases

Because of the limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine, it will be distributed in four phases:

  • Phase 1A
  • Phase 1B
  • Phase 1C
  • Phase 2

Pennsylvania is in Phase 1A right now, which includes anyone age 65 and over. People ages 16 to 64 with serious medical conditions are also currently eligible. In addition, the vaccine is currently being given to health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities.

You can find full descriptions of each phase on this webpage. Scroll down to the heading that says, “Vaccine Rollout Plan.”

Number of Pennsylvanians vaccinated

Through Feb. 19, 1,931,557 coronavirus vaccination doses have been administered in the commonwealth. The number of people who have been fully vaccinated, meaning they have had two doses of the vaccine stands at 510,442. Pennsylvania’s population is 12.8 million.

Coronavirus case numbers for Pa. and the Susquehanna Valley

As of Feb. 20, there were 2,818 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 911,591. There were 90 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, for a total of 23,570 deaths due to coronavirus.

You can view county-by-county coronavirus data by using the interactive map below:

What’s New: Week of Feb. 15, 2021

Average daily new COVID-19 cases in the United States dipped below 100,000 in recent days for the first time in months, but experts cautioned Sunday that infections remain high and precautions to slow the pandemic must remain in place.

As daily new cases continue to dip, more Americans are being vaccinated. But a new survey is showing about 31% of U.S. adults say they plan to “wait and see” how it works out for other people. Many said that a close friend or family member getting vaccinated would be most likely to sway their decision.

The World Health Organization has granted an emergency authorization to AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, a move that should allow the U.N. agency’s partners to ship millions of doses to countries as part of a U.N.-backed program to tame the pandemic.

Millions of student loan borrowers received a welcome reprieve last month when President Joe Biden extended the suspension of payments and interest on federal student loans through Sept. 30. One expert says this presents an opportunity to stash away savings or make student loan payments anyway — without the interest adding up.

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