The number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the state are going down after a peak in January that followed what doctors call a “holiday surge.” Numbers are dropping across the Lehigh Valley, too.

In the wake of concerns about getting vaccines from the state next week, Lehigh Valley Health Network says it’s keeping its vaccination appointments for next week, as it feverishly lobbies the state for more doses.

A limited supply of the coronavirus vaccine has hampered the Lehigh Valley Health Network’s vaccination efforts for Lehigh Valley residents.

Millions of Pennsylvanians are now eligible for the COVID-19 shot, and health care providers are racing to distribute the vaccines in time.

The area’s largest healthcare provider has dropped out of a state program intended to prevent coronavirus outbreaks at long term care facilities to focus on vaccines.


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