Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf toured the Berks County Intermediate Unit’s COVID-19 vaccination area today and thanked the educators and medical professionals for their commitment to Pennsylvania’s students by providing the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine for Pre-K-12 teachers and other school staff.
“Less than two weeks ago, I announced a plan to vaccinate Pre-K-12 educators and because of the great partnership with the intermediate units, national guard and education groups these sites were quickly up and running,” said Gov. Wolf. “Our ultimate goal is to offer every public and private school worker a vaccine to protect people, help even more students return to the classroom, and get communities another step closer to normal.”
As part of the priority to safely and quickly get more students back in the classroom, on March 3, Gov. Wolf and the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force announced a special initiative to use the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for Pre-K-12 educators. The Wolf Administration is collaborating with 28 Intermediate Units (IUs) to equitably vaccinate school and contracted staff, including bus drivers and transportation personnel
“Thank you to the parents and families who have done so much to support students and schools over the past year,” said Gov.