HARRISBURG (KDKA) – While Pennsylvania has been doing better than most other states in getting vaccinated against COVID, Gov. Tom Wolf says the state has been lagging in equity.
Nearly 13 million COVID vaccinations have been administered in Pennsylvania, but lower income groups have been vaccinated at lower rates.READ MORE: 'Run-Hide-Fight Really Does Work': Tree Of Life Survivor Audrey Glickman Wants Others To Remember 'It Can Happen Again'
Wolf was at a community health center in Harrisburg Wednesday. It’s one of many health care facilities across the state hosting vaccine clinics this weekend. The governor says that’s part of making vaccine distribution more equitable.READ MORE: Community Garden In Pittsburgh Holds Volunteer Events To Help Community Heal After Tree Of Life Shooting
Right now there are more than 3,000 vaccine locations in Pennsylvania, and Wolf has gone to several of them to make what he calls a sales pitch to vaccinate everyone who’s eligible.
“Getting every eligible Pennsylvanian vaccinated is our strategy. That’s the way we’re going to get out of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the one scientifically proven way to end this pandemic. Let me remind you, vaccines are safe, they’re effective, they work and they’re free.”MORE NEWS: Study: Rural Home Sales In Pennsylvania Increased During Pandemic
Wolf says Pennsylvania’s vaccine distribution has been working. The latest numbers show 73 percent of eligible Pennsylvanians have received at least one vaccine dose. That’s the seventh most of all the states.