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Pa. to distribute J&J vaccines to teachers, staff

March 3, 2021 News Extra

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The state's allocation of Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine will be initially allocated to immunizing teachers and school employees, according to a plan announced Wednesday by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Pennsylvania's teacher-vaccination plan places pre-kindergarten and elementary school, special education and English as a second language teachers and staff atop the priority list.

Wolf emphasized the inoculations will not be limited to teachers, but will also include ancillary staff such as custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers and administrators.

“This new single-dose vaccine adds another layer of support to get students and teachers back in the classroom,” Wolf said. “Teachers and staff who work with our children will be vaccinated.”

The commonwealth's first allocation of J&J vaccines will total 94,600 doses, the governor announced, and Pennsylvania plans to receive them this week.

This is a breaking news report — subscribers can click to read the full article in Thursday's Butler Eagle.

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