HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Pennsylvania officials said Thursday yesterday’s nor’easter did not affect the delivery of additional COVID-19 vaccines to the commonwealth. State officials have been tracking Thursday’s scheduled delivery.
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“The vaccines that are scheduled for delivery today will be delivered on schedule,” Gov. Tom Wolf said.
“There were concerns regarding the ability to deliver those vaccines,” Randy Padfield, director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, said. “I probably [should] clarify that it’s really Operation Warp Speed and their responsibility to be able to move the vaccine from the Pfizer warehouses to the final endpoints.”
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“After getting this vaccine, I feel a big relief in my heart that I can come back home and my family will be safe,” said Dr. Gabriel Patarroyo-Aponte, the medical director of the intensive care unit at Einstein Medical Center.
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