Legislators Urge PEMA to Establish Mass Vaccination Sites in Northeastern PA

(HARRISBURG) – State and Federal legislators have sent a joint letter to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, concerning mass COVID-19 vaccination sites in northeastern Pennsylvania. In addition, Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) has provided the following statement regarding the urgent need for these sites:

“Today, I joined a bi-partisan group of state and federal elected officials in urging the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) to act swiftly to set up mass COVID-19 vaccination sites in northeastern Pennsylvania. Time is critical in these efforts.  

“Every day, constituents continue to voice their valid frustrations regarding the failures of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process. Men and women with health conditions and seniors, who are all listed for priority in group 1A, should certainly be able to receive the vaccine by now. People have been forced to devote countless hours of their time trying to locate a vaccine dose for themselves, their family members, or their friends. Yet many times, despite their continued attempts, they are unable to find an actual appointment. This is unacceptable. After a year of unsurmountable challenges due to the pandemic, every person who wants to receive the vaccine should be able to do so.”


Media Contact: Kate Flessner kflessner@pasen.gov

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