KINGSTON, Pa. (CBS) — Gov. Tom Wolf says all Pennsylvania teachers who wanted a vaccine have now had one. There have been 112,000 teachers and school staff vaccinated in the last three weeks.
“To have all of them vaccinated by the middle of April, we actually achieved that by Wednesday, this past Wednesday. Two weeks early,” Wolf said. “It’s a real tribute to everybody who worked on this process.”READ MORE: Flyers Sign Forward Scott Laughton To Five-Year Contract Extension
Wolf said it’s an important step to get schools back open.READ MORE: Berwyn Native Brad Ingelsby On HBO's 'Mare Of Easttown': 'I Got To Work With Kate Winslet And Do It At Home'
The educators and staff received the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.MORE NEWS: Amber Alert Issued For Missing Philadelphia 2-Year-Old Byron McDonald, Alleged Abductor Wanted In Connection To Recent Homicides
It is unknown how many eligible school employees chose not to receive the vaccine.