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.”
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 www.vaccines.gov