All Pennsylvania adults to be eligible for vaccine on April 19

Covid-19. The state’s acting health secretary says vaccine providers “have dramatically stepped up.”

| 01 Apr 2021 | 02:04

On April 19, all Pennsylvania residents will be eligible to receive Covid-19 vaccinations.

“Pennsylvania’s vaccine providers have dramatically stepped up the pace of vaccinations to an average of 83,000 per day, moving the keystone state higher and higher in the rankings with other states,” Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam said on March 31. “As we complete Phase 1A vaccinations, it’s time to open eligibility to more Pennsylvanians so providers can continue to fill appointments and efficiently, effectively and equitably vaccinate more people every day.”

The accelerated eligibility schedule is as follows:

● March 31: Law enforcement, firefighters, grocery store workers, food and agriculture workers

● April 5: All residents in Phase 1B, which includes postal, public transit, and manufacturing employees

● April 12: All residents in Phase 1C, which includes workers in transportation and logistics, water and wastewater, public health, finance, and construction

● April 19: All residents

Please see related story, “Vaccination clinics scheduled in Pike and Wayne.”