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April 02, 2021 - Kingston, PA

Gov. Wolf: Successful Teacher and School Staff Vaccination Initiative is Completed Ahead of Schedule

After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.

"This is a great success, and I am so proud of everyone who made it happen," said Gov. Wolf. "We know that teachers and students want to be back in the classroom where students can learn, laugh and grow with their friends. Completing our special vaccination initiative is a big milestone for Pennsylvania, one that will better protect schools, families and communities.

"Vaccines are the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to this pandemic, and with the completion of this special initiative, we are one step closer to the end of that tunnel. That is something for everyone in the commonwealth to celebrate."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_003.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Noe Ortega, Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education speaking with the press.  After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf visiting with Dr. Tony Grieco, Executive Director, Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Tony Grieco, Executive Director, Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 speaking with the press.  After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking before the press conference.  After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf listening to speakers.  After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_013.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_014.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>President Rich Askey, President, PSEA speaking with the press.  After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_015.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_016.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Vito Malacari, High school social studies teacher, Northwest Area Junior-Senior High School, President of Northwest Area Education Association speaking with the press.  After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_017.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_018.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_019.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf greeting attendees before the press conference.  After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18646_gov_vaccines_dz_020.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  After vaccinating more than 112,500 teachers and school staff in only about three weeks, Governor Tom Wolf visited Luzerne County today to announce the special vaccination initiative is a success and was completed ahead of schedule. The accomplishment is an important step to help more students and teachers safely return to classrooms across the state.  Kingston, PA - April 2, 2021