PAMED COVID-19 Briefing:

April 12, 2021

  • There were 3,088 additional positive cases of COVID-19, in addition to 3,362 new cases reported Sunday, April 11, for a two-day total of 6,450 new cases. This brings the statewide total to 1,075,424. Learn more

  • Gov. Wolf and the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force announced that effective tomorrow, Tuesday, April 13, all Pennsylvania adults will be eligible to schedule an appointment for the COVID -19 vaccine. Learn more

  • The Pa. Department of Health recently updated its interim infection prevention and control recommendations for health care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the PA-HAN alert

  • Community-Accessible Testing & Education (CATE) is Pennsylvania’s first mobile vaccination unit. It was founded by the Latino Connection and aims to bring vaccinations and educational materials to minority communities. Starting next week, people will be able to go to to pre-register. About 120 vaccination events and 100 educational events will take place across Pennsylvania over the coming months. CATE is seeking health care providers who wish to volunteer. You can sign up through this form:

  • In speaking with the Pa. Department of Health (DOH), the amount and timing of the vaccine is somewhat out of their hands. We understand from the DOH that they are very eager to work with physician offices, but until the supply and timing becomes clearer, DOH says this is the best way to get the most vaccines to the greatest number of people at this time. During today’s DOH briefing, Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam reiterated her eagerness to allow the 2,800 providers who've signed up to provide the vaccine to administer it.

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