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July 29, 2022 - Norristown, PA

The Wolf Administration Visits Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic, Emphasize Importance of Equitable Distribution Across Pennsylvania

The Wolf Administration Visits Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic, Emphasize Importance of Equitable Distribution Across Pennsylvania
The Wolf administration today emphasized the need for access to COVID-19 vaccines for all Pennsylvanians during a visit to Norristown Regional Health Center.
"The Department of Health has been working with providers across the state to help ensure that the vaccine is available in every community in all corners of Pennsylvania," said Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson. "We want to ensure that there is an equitable distribution to all residents, regardless of where they live. Access and availability to this vaccine for our children provides comfort for parents, teachers, pediatricians and community members across the commonwealth. I know that there are centers like this around the state helping to make sure that everyone has access to COVID-19 vaccines and other critical health services."

Following theapprovalby the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), vaccine providers across the state are now able to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for children six months and older, as well as adults. This approval offers three-dose Pfizer vaccine for children under five years old and a two-dose Moderna vaccine for children under six years old. Both vaccines are approved for children as young as six months.

The Department of Health notes that pharmacists across the state are only allowed to provide COVID-19 vaccines to children ages three and older, so parents seeking appointments for children under three should contact their pediatrician, family doctor or other qualified physician. Parents can also visitvaccines.govto find a vaccine provider nearest them.

Speakers include:
Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. CEO Dr. Scott McNeal
Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson
Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. CMO Dr. Julia DeJoseph
State Sen. Amanda Cappelletti
State Rep. Tim Briggs
State Rep. Liz Hanbidge



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Valentina A. Valdez Herrera receives her COVID-19 vaccine at Norristown Regional Health Center, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson visits Norristown Regional Health Center's pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic, emphasizing the importance of equitable distribution, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson visits Norristown Regional Health Center's pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic, emphasizing the importance of equitable distribution, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson visits Norristown Regional Health Center's pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic, emphasizing the importance of equitable distribution, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson visits Norristown Regional Health Center's pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic, emphasizing the importance of equitable distribution, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson visits Norristown Regional Health Center's pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic, emphasizing the importance of equitable distribution, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Valentina A. Valdez Herrera receives her COVID-19 vaccine at Norristown Regional Health Center, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Valentina A. Valdez Herrera receives her COVID-19 vaccine at Norristown Regional Health Center, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. CEO Dr. Scott McNeal addresses the need for access to COVID-19 vaccines for all Pennsylvanians, including children six months and older, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson visits Norristown Regional Health Center's pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic, emphasizing the importance of equitable distribution, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. CMO Dr. Julia DeJoseph addresses the need for access to COVID-19 vaccines for all Pennsylvanians, including children six months and older, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>State Representative Tim Briggs addresses the need for access to COVID-19 vaccines for all Pennsylvanians, including children six months and older, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>State Senator Amanda Cappelletti addresses the need for access to COVID-19 vaccines for all Pennsylvanians, including children six months and older, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson visits Norristown Regional Health Center's pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic, emphasizing the importance of equitable distribution, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_15.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson visits Norristown Regional Health Center's pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic, emphasizing the importance of equitable distribution, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_16.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson visits Norristown Regional Health Center's pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic, emphasizing the importance of equitable distribution, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_17.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson visits Norristown Regional Health Center's pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic, emphasizing the importance of equitable distribution, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_18.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. CEO Dr. Scott McNeal addresses the need for access to COVID-19 vaccines for all Pennsylvanians, including children six months and older, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_19.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. CEO Dr. Scott McNeal addresses the need for access to COVID-19 vaccines for all Pennsylvanians, including children six months and older, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_20.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson visits Norristown Regional Health Center's pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic, emphasizing the importance of equitable distribution, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_21.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson visits Norristown Regional Health Center's pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic, emphasizing the importance of equitable distribution, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_22.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson visits Norristown Regional Health Center's pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic, emphasizing the importance of equitable distribution, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_23.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. CMO Dr. Julia DeJoseph addresses the need for access to COVID-19 vaccines for all Pennsylvanians, including children six months and older, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_24.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>State Representative Tim Briggs addresses the need for access to COVID-19 vaccines for all Pennsylvanians, including children six months and older, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/21014_doh_pediatric_vaccine_25.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>State Senator Amanda Cappelletti addresses the need for access to COVID-19 vaccines for all Pennsylvanians, including children six months and older, in Norristown, PA on July 29, 2022.