Rogette Harris

Rogette Harris has been following American politics from a young age. As a teenager, she became involved with civil rights issues and became

Jan 13, 2021
Published on: pennlive
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Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine will meet with PennLive’s Editorial Board to provide details on the coronavirus vaccine rollout. The discussion will air live on PennLive’s Facebook at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

The livestream of the Editorial Board meeting will allow readers to submit questions and hear the questions asked by PennLive reporters, editors and community board members.

Reporters Wallace McKelvey and David Wenner will join PennLive Outreach & Opinion Editor Joyce M. Davis and PA Media Group President Cate Barron to lead the discussion with Levine. They will explore the latest information about the vaccines being offered in Pennsylvania and how quickly people can expect them to be available.

Community members of the Editorial Board include Gloria Merrick, Vini (Vincenza) Portzline, Sait Onal, Rev. Sandy Strauss, David Dix, Rogette Harris and Jeffrey Lord.

Pennsylvania officials have complained about the federal government’s communication on vaccine distribution that shows Pennsylvania is behind other states in making it available to residents. But Gov. Tom Wolf said the state is doing a “phenomenal” job and distribution in Pennsylvania is actually ahead of other states.

Still, Levine and the governor have said it may take months before many in the general public will get vaccinated. Most of those who have received the vaccine have been health care workers at hospitals. Residents and staff at skilled nursing homes have been vaccinated.

Levine said Tuesday the state has distributed about 311,000 doses, with about 30,000 people having received the second of two doses needed for the vaccine to have full effect. The state expected to receive another 138,000 doses throughout the week.

The secretary will provide the latest information on the number vaccinated, as well as who will be first in line to get the vaccine in the weeks ahead.

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