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PA vaccination mistakes could leave thousands without a second dose

SAYRE, PA (WBNG) — A mistake made during the coronavirus vaccine rollout process could leave thousands of Pennsylvanians without a second dose. Pennsylvania Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam announced the mistake on Wednesday. Guthrie shared what could come next for people who are…

Tioga County says it needs volunteers for vaccination clinic

(WBNG) — The Tioga County Health Department says it is looking for volunteers to help with its vaccination clinic. Volunteers would be responsible for: Greeting and checking-in peopleDirecting people through the clinicData entryVaccinating people (must have current and active to fill this role)…

Shipping delays force Broome County to postpone vaccination clinics

(WBNG) — According to the Broome County Government Twitter account, the Broome County Health Department is postponing its vaccination clinic for essential workers because it has not received its vaccine allocation from the state. The account tweeted: Due to shipping delays the Broome County Health…

Vaccine delays leave grocery workers feeling expendable

(AP) — As panicked Americans cleared supermarkets of toilet paper and food last spring, grocery employees gained recognition as among the most indispensable of the pandemic’s front-line workers. A year later, most of those workers are waiting for COVID-19 vaccines, with little clarity about when…

Listed here: Comorbidities that qualify you for a vaccine

(WBNG) — Beginning Feb. 15, adults may receive a COVID-19 vaccine if they have one or more comorbidities listed by the state government. The list of comorbidities is posted below: Cancer (current or in remission)Chronic Kidney DiseasePulmonary Disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,…

Biden says US is securing 600 million vaccine doses by July

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden says the U.S. will have enough supply of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the summer to inoculate 300 million Americans. Biden on Thursday toured the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the sprawling National Institutes of Health complex just outside…

Vaccinations continue in Chenango County

NORWICH (WBNG) — Chenango County has received another shipment of coronavirus vaccine doses for its residents. Director of Environmental Health Isaiah Sutton said the county received 300 new doses of the coronavirus vaccine. He said 200 of those will be allocated to residents who are 65-years and…

Pennsylvania introduces online tool for vaccination clarification

HARRISBURG (WBNG) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has introduced an online tool to help residents know when it’s their turn to get the vaccine. It’s called the “Your Turn” tool, and provides access to Pennsylvanians to a map that shows vaccine providers in their area. The tool also allows…

UHS new website helps residents find vaccination information

BROOME COUNTY (WBNG) — UHS has launched a new website to help residents find information on where to get vaccinated in the Southern Tier. The website provides users with a link to the 8 eligible counties in the region, and any vaccination sites available. While UHS says not all sites vaccinating…

J&J asks US regulators to OK its one-shot COVID-19 vaccine

(AP) — Johnson & Johnson has asked U.S. regulators to clear the world’s first single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, an easier-to-use option that could boost scarce supplies. Preliminary results from a massive study showed J&J’s vaccine was safe and offered strong protection against moderate to…

Wegmans to administer COVID-19 vaccine

(WBNG) — On Thursday, Wegman’s announced it will administer the COVID-19 vaccine for people 65-years-old or older. If you would like to schedule a vaccination with Wegmans, click here, or by calling 1-800-207-6099 Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wegmans says the line will only be active…

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