Pennsylvania’s secretary of health, Dr. Rachel Levine says more than 40,000 healthcare workers have received Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine and tens of thousands of more doses are on the way – including the new vaccine from Moderna.

Pennsylvania is bracing for a massive winter storm, just as the first big batch of COVID-19 vaccines are set to be delivered in the Lehigh Valley and across the state.

The polls closed two and a half weeks ago. But our regular Friday Feature, ‘What You Need to Know’ keeps on going with a focus on COVID-19 and other top stories from the Lehigh Valley.

Pennsylvania confirmed 2,900 additional positive cases of COVID-19 Thursday. It continues a spike in the pandemic. But the State is moving ahead with plans for rolling out a vaccine once it becomes available.

As drug companies race to create a vaccine to help control COVID-19, the state Department of Health is urging Pennsylvanians to “continue to listen to the experts” in the face of discredited information circulating about a potential vaccine.


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