Hearing Explores Challenges of COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery in Rural PA

Pennsylvania is scheduled to receive $100 million for COVID-19 vaccine distribution under the second federal relief package. The funding will be used to open mass vaccine clinics, hire companies to deliver the vaccines, and develop a public communications plan. The $100 million amount is more than five times greater than the approximately $16 million available previously from Washington for vaccine distribution in Pennsylvania. The purpose of the hearing was to focus on the challenges of distributing the vaccine and winning public acceptance of it across the sparsely populated landscape of rural Pennsylvania. A recording of the public hearing is available here