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Pennsylvania sets target date to drop mask mandate

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HARRISBURG (WBNG) -- Pennsylvania's Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam announced Thursday that the state will remove the mask order on June 28 or once 70% of adults 18-years and older receive both doses of the vaccine, whichever comes first.

As the holiday weekend approaches, the state said that over 70% of Pennsylvanians 18-years and older have received at least their first dose of the vaccine.

Beam said with 70% of adults being fully vaccinated on the horizon, people who are already vaccinated need to encourage friends and family to get their vaccine.

"That puts the future in the hands of all Pennsylvanians. If you are 12 and older, we want you to get one of the three of the safe and effective vaccines that are readily available," said Beam.

Kienan Dixon

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