HARRISBURG (CBS) — Eighty percent of adult Pennsylvanians have received their first dose of their COVID vaccine, according to Governor Tom Wolf. The announcement comes as more than half of the state’s adults are fully vaccinated.
“Today’s vaccination milestone is a reminder that Pennsylvanians are committed to the health and safety of themselves and their neighbors. Thank you to every Pennsylvanian who helped make it happen. I couldn’t be prouder,” said Gov. Wolf.READ MORE: FDA Authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot For Americans Over 65, Those At High-Risk
According to a Monday morning release, Pennsylvania is ninth in the country for first doses administered; the Commonwealth is fifth for total doses given.READ MORE: More Than 100 Penn State Students Temporarily Suspended After Missing Weeks Of COVID Tests
“The pandemic has been unpredictable and unsettling throughout the last 18 months, but Pennsylvania has remained steadfast in our vaccination efforts. As COVID-19 variants spread throughout the country, it is vitally important that partially vaccinated individuals receive their second dose and individuals who haven’t been vaccinated get the vaccine today,” Gov. Wolf said.MORE NEWS: 3 Men Injured In Wynnefield Shooting, Police Say
As of Monday, 64.3% of adult Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated. For the latest information on the state’s response to COVID, click here.