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70% of adult Pennsylvanians are now fully vaccinated

This milestone comes as the average number of people hospitalized in the state continues to rise.

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — Gov. Tom Wolf has announced that 70% of Pennsylvanians aged 18 and older are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, a milestone that his administration has been looking towards since the initial release of the vaccines.

As of Oct. 13, Pennsylvania vaccine providers have administered 13,135,136 COVID-19 vaccines. The Commonwealth is ranked seventh nationally in first doses administered; it ranks fifth nationwide for total doses administered, according to previous FOX43 reporting

This news comes as the average number of people hospitalized in the state also continues to rise. The state reports the majority of people hospitalized are unvaccinated as the hospitalization trend in the 14-day moving average continues to increase. As of Oct. 8, there were 2,930 people hospitalized with COVID-19 with 680 in the ICU.  

“To everyone who has gotten vaccinated, thank you,” Gov. Wolf said. “For those not yet vaccinated, please consider joining us in doing your part. Visit a vaccine provider as soon as possible. Vaccines are safe and effective, and the one scientifically proven way to stop the spread of this deadly virus.”

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