Department of Health: Summer is Safer with a COVID-19 Vaccination

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and Human Services (DHS) highlighted a partnership to encourage COVID-19 vaccination to make for a safer summer.

“As we head into the summer months, we all want to have a fun, safe summer without the risk of contracting a dangerous case of COVID-19,” said DHS Acting Secretary Meg Snead.

“If you have not yet been vaccinated or boosted against the virus, now is always a good time to take this step to protect yourself and help others around you slow transmission and protect against severe disease. Please take this step to protect yourself.”

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Getting up to Date with the Vaccine

“We continue to strongly urge Pennsylvanians to get up to date with their COVID-19 vaccine, as the vaccine provides strong protections against severe illness, hospitalization and death,” Acting Health Secretary Dr. Denise Johnson said. “Getting a booster shot is a key part of staying up to date, and now with FDA approval and impending CDC approval, children ages 5 through 11 are eligible for a booster shot.” 

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at protecting people from serious illness, hospitalization, and death.

If you or a loved one need to get vaccinated, you can find a vaccine provider near you at


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