More Pennsylvanians now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) has expanded its list of people that qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine.

As of Jan. 19, the following groups are now eligible to receive doses of the vaccine:

  • People who are pregnant.
  • People with certain heart conditions.
  • People who are obese.
  • People who have Type 2 Diabetes.
  • People who have cancer.

The DOH has also added a quiz to its website to help Pennsylvanians see if they qualify. It also provides information on where they can receive the vaccine in their area.

Deputy Secretary of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Cindy Findley said the website has contact information for all of the vaccine providers on an interactive map.

The Department of Health is still asking the commonwealth to have patience.

“It will take several months before this vaccine is available for everyone,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said in a press conference on Jan. 9.

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