More Efficiency Needed in Vaccine Rollout

After weeks of complaints about Pennsylvania’s halting COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the Health Department on Friday ordered providers to get shots into arms more quickly, offer more convenient scheduling and make sure that scarce supplies are only going to eligible recipients. The state also plans to dramatically cut the number of providers that are administering the vaccine so that more doses will go to those that have proven adept at swiftly using their weekly allotments. Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam said the moves are intended to hold hospitals, pharmacies and other providers accountable for the vaccine doses they’ve been entrusted with.

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