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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: April 14, 2021 12:42 PM
From: Senator Michele Brooks
To: All Senate members
Subject: Vaccine Providers in Newspapers
I intend to introduce legislation that will require providers receiving state allocations of COVID-19 vaccine to publish what they’ve received on a weekly basis.
Despite the COVID-19 vaccine coming to Pennsylvania in December 2020, the administration is only just now developing a plan to vaccinate hard to reach populations, like our homebound, their in-home caregivers, seniors and adults receiving home and community-based services, and those needing transportation and other accommodations.
My legislation will require that every provider receiving state allocations of COVID-19 vaccine, including the Department of Health, publish when and where they have vaccine available, with a contact phone number in a newspaper of general circulation on a weekly basis.  The purpose of these advertisements will help to increase communication between those in these underserved communities and the providers receive vaccine doses.  During a time when there are limited providers receiving vaccines, everything possible must be done to reach those still waiting to be vaccinated.
Please join me in supporting this important legislation.

Introduced as SB621