February 25, 2022
- Harrisburg, PA
Acting Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter provided an update on the commonwealth's response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and highlighted preparations being made to continue protecting public health, as the commonwealth transitions toward the endemic stage of COVID-19. "Pennsylvania continues to address the evolving challenges created by the global COVID-19 pandemic," Klinepeter said during a news conference today. "Over the past year, tens of millions of vaccinations and booster doses were administered to save lives and mitigate the spread of disease. COVID-19 isn't going away. But Pennsylvania is well-positioned with the tools, knowledge, and resources to prioritize prevention in everyday life and manage outbreaks when they occur." As of this week, Pennsylvania vaccine providers have administered 22,030,656 COVID-19 vaccines according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than 76 percent of people ages 18 and older are fully vaccinated; and 95 percent of residents ages 18 and older received at least one vaccination.