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Wolf: 70 percent of Pennsylvania's 18 and over population has received 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Pennsylvania is the 10th state in the nation to reach the milestone, the governor said.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Note: The video is from May 25.

Governor Tom Wolf today announced Wednesday that 70 percent of Pennsylvania’s 18 and older population have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination. 

Pennsylvania is the 10th state in the nation to reach the milestone, the governor said.

“Today we hit a significant milestone in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Wolf. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, Pennsylvanians have come together to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy and safe. This selflessness is now reflected in vaccination rates throughout the commonwealth. 

"The vaccines are our best defense against this deadly virus. The light is shining bright at the end of this tunnel, but we must continue to stay the course. I encourage everyone to show up for their second vaccine appointment and take pride in doing your part to help protect individuals who are unable to get vaccinated.”

To date, 52.7% of the 18 and older population are fully vaccinated, according to the state Department of Health. 

Pennsylvania is set to lift the mask mandate when 70 percent of the 18 and older population is fully vaccinated.

All Pennsylvanians age 12 and older are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. 

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