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Gov. Wolf signs bill allowing National Guard to assist in vaccine efforts

The Pennsylvania National Guard (PANG) will be assisting with the state’s vaccination efforts following Governor Tom Wolf’s signing of House Bill 326.

Late last month, the House and Senate signed a bill that would permit the National Guard to work with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to develop plans to establish and operate regional sites for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Wolf announced on Wednesday that he signed the bill, which would also allow the National Guard to help distribute pharmaceuticals and medical equipment and supplies.

“This bill will support the National Guard and other state agencies in the planning process for community vaccination clinics once supply of COVID-19 vaccines increases,” Wolf said. “This service will help further expedite getting vaccines to Pennsylvanians across the state.”

Through the bill, the Wolf Administration will be required to report on its plans to incorporate the National Guard into its overall vaccination strategy.

The Pennsylvania National Guard (PANG) will be assisting with the state’s vaccination efforts following Governor Tom Wolf’s signing of House Bill 326.

Late last month, the House and Senate signed a bill that would permit the National Guard to work with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to develop plans to establish and operate regional sites for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Wolf announced on Wednesday that he signed the bill, which would also allow the National Guard to help distribute pharmaceuticals and medical equipment and supplies.

“This bill will support the National Guard and other state agencies in the planning process for community vaccination clinics once supply of COVID-19 vaccines increases,” Wolf said. “This service will help further expedite getting vaccines to Pennsylvanians across the state.”

Through the bill, the Wolf Administration will be required to report on its plans to incorporate the National Guard into its overall vaccination strategy.

Ioannis Pashakis
Ioannis Pashakis covers health care, the gig economy, cannabis and technology. Email him at ipashakis@bridgetowermedia.com.

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