Gov. Wolf gets first dose of vaccine, urges Pa. residents to get vaccinated


YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — Governor Wolf received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Monday morning.

Forty-two percent of Pennsylvanians have now received at least one dose of the vaccine, inching closer to the overall goal of herd immunity, which is achieved after nearly 70% of the population gets vaccinated. Over 50% of the entire U.S. population of adults have received at least one dose so far.

“I was happy to wait until every Pennsylvanian who wants a vaccine was eligible to get my own, and I was really pleased to get my first dose today at Family First Health, a federally qualified health center,” Wolf said. “I hope my vaccination sets an example for those who might still be considering getting a COVID-19 vaccine and encourages them to make the decision to make an appointment today to get vaccinated.”

Wolf asked some questions to medical professionals during the 15-minute waiting period after his shot. He also fielded some questions from the media about the vaccination process, and said “Actually, up until this past week the issue was inadequate supply. Now we’re just starting to get to the point where we have open appointments in a lot of places all around the commonwealth so it’s time to start focusing on the hesitancy issue.”

Wolf and his administration are now focusing on how to address the hesitancy from some individuals as vaccine supply becomes more readily available.

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