Governor Tom Wolfs visits Washington County’s Vaccination Clinic as round 50% of Pennsylvanians obtain first doses – CBS Pittsburgh
WASHINGTON, PA (KDKA) – Attempts to convince people across Pennsylvania to get the COVID-19 vaccine continues.
Governor Tom Wolf spoke at the Washington Health System’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in the Washington Crown Center Mall on Wednesday morning.
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He said the state and Washington County are doing different things to encourage people to come in and get the vaccine.
“We all know when Pennsylvanians get the vaccine we will all be safer,” Wolf said.
Wolf emphasized that convenience and accessibility are most important when it comes to getting the shot. He says the state has just added 200 more providers to the list to “give people more options on who to go to for vaccination.”
The governor said it was different for everyone to get a shot from someone you can trust.
He said the state is doing a lot of public relations in the hopes that people would consider rolling up their sleeves. Currently, around 50 percent of Pennsylvanians have received their first dose.
In addition, the governor said Washington County is also taking action.
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“So we’re going to smaller pharmacies in some more remote parts of Pennsylvania and doing things like Washington here tomorrow. So you don’t need an appointment, you can just go in, ”he said.
Washington County commissioner Nick Sherman said he has definitely noticed hesitation in his community.
“The best I can say is the faster the shot is in the arm, the faster we can go to sporting events, visit our grandchildren and do anything we love to do,” said Sherman.
People can come to the Washington Crown Center Mall vaccination clinic tomorrow and Friday to get their shots.
“For people who are just too busy or too worried, I hope we can help ease some of those pressures here in Washington,” said Wolf.
Walk-ins are performed on both days from 9 to 11 and from 1 to 5 walk-ins.
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“I think people struggle with work, so it will be very helpful to have more flexibility to incorporate this into their lifestyle,” said Jeff Murray, nurse manager for Washington Health System Critical Care.