READING, Pa. (CBS) — Officials in Pennsylvania say they are partnering with the Department of Aging and other community groups to make sure residents who are homebound get the coronavirus vaccine.
“These are people who have been particularly hard-hit by the pandemic,” Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said during a press conference Monday. “They have suffered the same isolation that we all have, and even more so than we all have as a result of this pandemic. So we are committed to finding every way we can to reach Pennsylvanians who can not leave their home and give them equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine.”
State officials are working with partners in housing, home care, and nursing organizations to identify homebound residents who need shots.
Gov. Wolf also announced Monday morning that the Commonwealth now ranks 10th in the country for first doses in arms.