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February 12, 2021 - Harrisburg, PA

Department of Health Issues COVID-19 Vaccine Order to Help Expedite Vaccine Administration, Improve Accessibility for Seniors

Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam issued an order directing vaccine providers' administration of COVID-19 vaccines to ensure that Pennsylvanians are vaccinated as quickly and efficiently as possible. Governor Tom Wolf signed a concurrent order.

"I understand how frustrating the current vaccine process can seem and we have heard from many Pennsylvanians that are struggling to schedule an appointment," Acting Secretary Beam said. "As there is very limited COVID-19 vaccine supply compared to demand, every possible effort must be made so that the vaccine received in the commonwealth is effectively administered. To achieve this goal, I am issuing an order outlining appropriate steps and recognized best practices to ensure vaccine providers are effectively meeting the goal of vaccinating Pennsylvanians and creating a healthy Pennsylvania for all."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18533_DOH_Vaccine_NK_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaks during a virtual press conference inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg on Friday, February 12, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18533_DOH_Vaccine_NK_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaks during a virtual press conference inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg on Friday, February 12, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18533_DOH_Vaccine_NK_003.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Health Senior Advisor Lindsey Mauldin speaks during a virtual press conference inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg on Friday, February 12, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18533_DOH_Vaccine_NK_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaks during a virtual press conference inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg on Friday, February 12, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18533_DOH_Vaccine_NK_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaks during a virtual press conference inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg on Friday, February 12, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18533_DOH_Vaccine_NK_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Health Senior Advisor Lindsey Mauldin speaks during a virtual press conference inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg on Friday, February 12, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18533_DOH_Vaccine_NK_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaks during a virtual press conference inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg on Friday, February 12, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18533_DOH_Vaccine_NK_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Health Senior Advisor Lindsey Mauldin speaks during a virtual press conference inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg on Friday, February 12, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18533_DOH_Vaccine_NK_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaks during a virtual press conference inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg on Friday, February 12, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18533_DOH_Vaccine_NK_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Health Senior Advisor Lindsey Mauldin speaks during a virtual press conference inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg on Friday, February 12, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18533_DOH_Vaccine_NK_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Health Senior Advisor Lindsey Mauldin speaks during a virtual press conference inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg on Friday, February 12, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18533_DOH_Vaccine_NK_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaks during a virtual press conference inside Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg on Friday, February 12, 2021.