– Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) is highlighting the need for the COVID-19 vaccine in the 30th Legislative District.
Mizgorski sent letters to Dr. Donald Yealy of UPMC and Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam to request they work with her to bring vaccines to her district. She also proposes a vaccination site in the UPMC Outpatient Center located at the intersection of State Route 8 and Mt. Royal Boulevard in Allison Park.
Mizgorski represents a district where almost a quarter of the residents are age 65 or older - the age group that is currently eligible for the vaccine under the Wolf Administration's phased plan. Yet the northern suburbs of Allegheny County are not receiving their fair share of vaccines. The two grocery store pharmacies in the area, which are federally approved locations, have not received more than 100 doses and with no regularity. Meanwhile, other areas in the state have multiple vaccine locations and are receiving doses regularly.
“I have constituents who desperately want and need the COVID-19 vaccine and it is frustrating to not be able to give them answers as to why our area is being short-changed,” said Mizgorski. “I hope Dr. Yealy and Acting Secretary Beam take my thoughts into consideration and start making our area one of focus.”
The COVID-19 vaccine provider map from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) shows that the 30th District is under-represented in the overall vaccine distribution plan. The vaccine supply distributed to the Commonwealth is decided by the Federal Government, but they take direction from the DOH.
You can read Mizgorski’s letter to Dr. Yealy here
and her letter to Acting Secretary Beam here
The 30th District includes Hampton, Shaler, Richland and parts of O’Hara Townships, Fox Chapel Borough.
Representative Lori Mizgorski
30th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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