Pennsylvania discusses vaccine plan ahead of Pfizer, Moderna approvals

The Pennsylvania Department of Health discussed its three-phase vaccine plan for the state’s 12.8 million residents on Thursday as federal approval looms for versions developed by Pfizer and Moderna.

Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said the first two vaccines could be available as soon as next month, though it’s unclear how quickly the supply would reach the state. Then, the administration would follow a targeted schedule that prioritizes front line workers in health care and other essential services, those with high risk conditions and the elderly first. An additional two phases would widen that scope, but it would take months, Levine warned.

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