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All Pa. adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccine as of April 19, new groups eligible now

As part of the accelerated rollout, law enforcement, grocery store workers, and people who work in food-processing plants are eligible as of today.

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Inside Pennsylvania’s race to expand who’s eligible for the coronavirus vaccine

The state has made significant progress in its vaccination effort after Gov. Tom Wolf came under intense scrutiny, but that progress still depends, in part, on where you live.

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Pa.’s missing nursing home data becomes issue for Levine as Biden’s assistant health secretary

U.S. House and Senate Republicans also want more information on the state’s overall response to nursing homes, citing several Spotlight PA reports.

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Two Pa. prisons have vaccinated more than 70% of inmates. An incentive program may be making a difference.

While the vast majority of Pennsylvania’s inmates reject flu shots, most who were offered a COVID-19 vaccine have taken it.

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From tests to vaccines, Pa. health officials still missing crucial race data for COVID-19

Race and ethnicity data is key to informing vaccine outreach efforts to communities disproportionately affected by the virus, local health officials told Spotlight PA.

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A Pennsylvania county went from bust to boom times with natural gas. Now, it’s nearly broke.

Greene County commissioners, led by Republicans, raised taxes amid a pandemic and for the first time since 2010, despite the county having received more than $37 million in gas impact fees.

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Levine questioned on missing Pa. nursing home data in federal confirmation hearing

Former Health Secretary Rachel Levine’s explanation for the issues did not match previous reporting by Spotlight PA.